What happened next was truly incredible, as the attacking full-back picked up the banana, peeled it and took a big bite.
It became a top trend on Twitter almost immediately with fans all over the world praising him for his actions.
Dani Alves produced undoubtedly one of the moments of the season.
Some of the best tweets can be seen below.
A banana was thrown on the pitch when Dani Alves was taking a corner, he proceeded to pick it up, eat it and take the corner. #Amazing
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) April 27, 2014
Dani Alves eats racism out of football. #fcblive
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) April 27, 2014
1 – This evening Dani Alves has said nom nom nom to racism. Banana.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) April 27, 2014
Dani Alves just kicked racism right in the face, and got his daily dose of potassium.
— Eric Beard (@BeardEric) April 27, 2014
Someone in the crowd just threw a banana at Dani Alves. Picked it up, peeled it, ate it, and proceeded to take the corner. Top response.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 27, 2014
Dani Alves has a banana thrown at him, eats it, takes a corner, and the commentators ignore it. As if it didn't happen. Strange.
— Barry Frankfurt (@barryfrankfurt) April 27, 2014
That Dani Alves clip is awesome, not only for his defiance against racism in soccer, but for how quickly he finished that banana. Clinical.
— Andy Bedingfield (@aNdY_Be3) April 27, 2014
Dani alves, you are awesome!