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Fan charged with throwing banana at Barcelona's Alves

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Spanish police said Wednesday they have laid criminal charges against a football fan for throwing a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves, a slur that has sparked a global storm of anti-racist protest. 

Barcelona's Dani Alves vies with Villarreal's Mateo Musacchio during the game between Villarreal and Barcelona at El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal on April 27, 2014

The Spanish authorities arrested the young man Tuesday, two days after the ugly incident put racism in Spanish football under a harsh spotlight, unleashing condemnation worldwide including from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

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