The Barcelona defender was subject to racist abuse during his side’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal at El Madrigal in La Liga on Sunday. While taking a corner, the 30-year-old right-back was thrown a banana. However, instead of reporting it to the referee, the Brazil international picked it up, took a bite and then proceeded to take the set piece. Alves’ novel way of approaching the issue of racism in football has seen footballers around the world support him by posting pictures of them eating bananas on Twitter. Balotelli, who moved to Milan from Manchester City in January 2013, has now joined them, posting a similar photo of him on the social networking site. The striker himself has been subjected to racist abuse during football matches in his native Italy.#WeAreAllMonkeys, #NoToRacism. Siamo tutti scimmie! http://t.co/8fYVE4QN41