AC Milan players had bananas thrown at them by Atalanta fans on
Guinea international Kevin Constant and Netherlands midfielder Nigel
De Jong picked up two bananas thrown onto the pitch, while Milan players
appeared to sarcastically applaud the home support.
After the incident, fans
were warned the game, which Atalanta won 2-1, would be suspended if there was a
Barcelona’s Brazil defender Dani Alves picked up and ate a banana
thrown at him by a Villarreal fan two weeks ago.
Footballers worldwide showed
their support for Alves by posting pictures online of themselves eating bananas,
while Villarreal were fined 12,000 euros (£9,850) by the Spanish Football
Milan’s Serie A defeat hit their hopes of qualifying for next
season’s Europa League.
A Gianpaolo Bellini own goal after 51 minutes put the
visitors ahead in Bergamo.
But German Denis equalised with a 68th-minute
penalty after Constant fouled Carlos Carmona, shortly before the bananas were
thrown onto the pitch.
Milan’s Mario Balotelli hit the post late on before
Franco Brienza’s 25-yard strike flew into the top corner to clinch victory for
Atalanta in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
( Courtesy Sports …….. Source …….. New Africa Business News)