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Soccer Fans Are Back To Hurling Yellow, Banana-Shaped Objects At Black Players [UPDATE]

A fan in Manchester threw a yellow, banana-shaped object onto the pitch early in today’s City-United derby either at Man City’s Raheem Sterling or United’s Ashley Young, both of whom are black.

Both players have been racially abused in the past, and it’s unclear if the banana came from a City supporter (who presumably aimed it at Young) or a visiting United fan. The fact we cannot even tell who was trying to be racist tells you a lot about your typical white supremacist English soccer fan.

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Update (1:24 p.m.): A fan in attendance tells us it is an energy drink bottle, but it looks awfully banana-shaped (and banana-colored) to us.

Update (2:06 p.m.): At a source’s insistence, we have modified some of the language in this post.

[NBC]

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