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Fans condemned for Kalulu banana throw

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Pin Kalulu pictured playing for Lyon in 2015. AFP
Kalulu pictured playing for Lyon in 2015. AFP

Fans condemned for Kalulu banana throw

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Swiss club FC Zurich have condemned fans who threw a banana at rival player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner during their league match at FC Basel on Sunday.

Kalulu, a Frenchman of Rwandan descent, was also pelted with various airborne missiles when the 22-year-old went to take the corner in the ninth minute of Basel's 2-0 win against FC Zurich. 

One of these objects was a banana, which FC Zurich have confirmed came from the home end where their supporters were sat. 

Zurich issued a statement that said: "In the early stages of (the match) against Basel, a banana was thrown out of FCZ's fan zone towards FCB player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner.

"The club strongly condemns this racist behaviour and does not tolerate it in any way. There is no room for xenophobia and discrimination in football.

"FCZ has always been committed to diversity and welcomes all people, regardless of their background or religion."

The Swiss Football League has yet to comment on the incident.

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