Dani Alves and the World Football Figures Who Have Taken a Stand Against Racism

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Dani Alves and the World Football Figures Who Have Taken a Stand Against Racism
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Dani Alves took a bite out of racism on Sunday.

About to take a corner-kick when a banana was thrown at him, the right-back picked up the fruit, peeled it and bit off a chunk before delivering the ball into Villarreal's 18-yard box.

"We have suffered this in Spain for some time," the Brazilian remarked after the match, as per the BBC. "You have to take it with a dose of humour."

Not every reaction to racist abuse in football has been as cheeky, which is understandable given the horrific treatment suffered by countless players based on skin colour and origin.

But many of the sport's leading figures, including players, managers and even clubs themselves have bravely taken stands against racism, and over the next few slides we'll highlight 10 who have combated the problem with words and actions.

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