Teenage tourist identified in Neymar incident
A German teenage tourist has admitted throwing a banana at Brazil star Neymar at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Arsenal Football Club have confirmed.
Neymar accused Scotland fans of racist behaviour during Brazil’s 2-0 win. The Scottish Football Association denied the claims that he was racially abused by the Tartan Army.
Arsenal and the police conducted an investigation into the incident and a German teenager who was sitting in the area of the stadium where the Brazil fans were located has now admitted to the offence.
A club statement read: “After consultation with the Metropolitan Police, Arsenal Football Club can confirm that a German teenage tourist has admitted throwing a banana onto the pitch during the Brazil v Scotland International Friendly at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
“The youngster was sitting in the North Bank of Emirates Stadium, an area of the stadium which was occupied by the official allocation of tickets to Brazil supporters, when he threw the banana on to the pitch during the second half of the match.
“The Metropolitan Police are satisfied there was no racist intent and no further action will be taken.”
From BBC Sport