PHOTO: Tottenham quartet show support for Neymar campaign

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Players from Tottenham Hotspur have joined the campaign to end racism in football inspired by Barcelona pair Dani Alves and Neymar.

Barcelona's recent match against Villareal saw an act of ignorance that has since prompted an outstanding and ingenious campaign to finally rid football of racism.

As Brazilian full-back Dani Alves prepared to take a corner, a banana was thrown onto the pitch.  But instead of pointing out the latest act of racism in a sport still blighted by such things, Alves simply stepped forward, peeled the banana, and took a bite.

In that instant, something amazing happened.  The Barca man - intentionally or otherwise - turned the latest symbol of racism against the perpetrator.  And it was just the start.

His teammate Neymar later took to Instagram to post a picture of himself eating a banana with the caption, "We are all equal, we are all monkeys, say no to racism."  And within hours, others were posting their own pictures eating the fruit.

In a surge of support for the campaign, footballers across Europe have followed suit, and among the latest are a quartet from Tottenham Hotspur.

Emmanuel Adebayor posted a picture on Instagram of himself, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Younes Kaboul all eating a banana along with the message, "We are all one - Proud of our roots."

Whoever threw that banana onto the pitch at the weekend may have meant to imply one thing, but the ignorant, racist supporter has actually done the complete opposite, bringing the footballing community even closer together.

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