Dani Alves Takes a Bite Out of Racism: A banana was thrown at FC Barcelona's Dani Alves during Sunday's 3-2 win over Villareal. A target of racist abuse at times during his 12 years playing in Spain, Alves handled the offensive insult in an appealing way. "Picked it up, peeled it, ate it and proceeded to take the corner," former Barca striker Gary Lineker tweeted. "Top response." Said Alves: "If you don't give it importance, they don't achieve their objective."