AC Milan: Bananas thrown at players by Atalanta fans

AC Milan players had bananas thrown at them during a 2-1 defeat at Atalanta.

Guinea international Kevin Constant and Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong picked up two bananas thrown onto the pitch, while Milan players appeared to sarcastically applaud the home support.

Fans were warned the game would be suspended if there was a repeat.

"Whoever threw the banana on the pitch deserves to have a coconut thrown back at them," Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"They've ruined what was a great afternoon."

Philippe Mexes and Nigel de Jong, holding a banana, sarcastically applaud the Atalanta fans

Milan boss Clarence Seedorf said: "I hope they find the culprit and do what they have to do."

Constant was on the receiving end of racist abuse during a pre-season tournament match against fellow Serie A side Sassuolo in July.

On that occasion, the 27-year-old kicked the ball into the crowd and left the pitch. He was fined 3,000 euros (£2,500), with Sassuolo fined 10 times that amount.

Two weeks ago, Barcelona defender Dani Alves picked up and ate a banana thrown at him by a Villarreal fan.

Footballers worldwide showed their support for the Brazilian by posting pictures online of themselves eating bananas, while Villarreal were fined 12,000 euros (£9,850) by the Spanish Football Federation.

Milan's defeat in Bergamo hit their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League.

A Gianpaolo Bellini own goal after 51 minutes put the visitors ahead.

German Denis equalised with a 68th-minute penalty after Constant fouled Carlos Carmona, shortly before the bananas were thrown onto the pitch.

Milan's Mario Balotelli hit the post late on before Franco Brienza's 25-yard strike flew into the top corner to clinch victory for Atalanta in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Line-ups

Atalanta

  • 47Consigli
  • 77RaimondiBooked at 69mins
  • 28Brivio
  • 21Cigarini
  • 29Benalouane
  • 6Bellini
  • 17Carmona
  • 18BaselliSubstituted forMigliaccioat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 19Denis
  • 11MoralezSubstituted forBrienzaat 88'minutes
  • 10BonaventuraSubstituted forDe Lucaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Scaloni
  • 5Giorgi
  • 8Migliaccio
  • 9Bentancourt
  • 15Caldara
  • 23Brienza
  • 27Del Grosso
  • 37Sportiello
  • 78Frezzolini
  • 90Koné
  • 91De Luca
  • 93Nica

Milan

  • 1Amelia
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 21Constant
  • 34de Jong
  • 13Rami
  • 5MexesBooked at 69mins
  • 18Montolivo
  • 10HondaSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 45'minutes
  • 22KakáSubstituted forPazziniat 80'minutes
  • 45Balotelli
  • 4MuntariSubstituted forTaarabtat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Robinho
  • 11Pazzini
  • 15Essien
  • 16Poli
  • 17Zapata
  • 20Abate
  • 23Taarabt
  • 25Bonera
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 35Coppola
  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Home TeamAtalantaAway TeamMilan
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Atalanta 2, Milan 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atalanta 2, Milan 1.

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 2, Milan 1. Franco Brienza (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Giulio Migliaccio.
Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).
Giuseppe De Luca (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Milan. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.
Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Constant.
Offside, Atalanta. Luca Cigarini tries a through ball, but Germán Denis is caught offside.

Booking

Adel Taarabt (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).
Franco Brienza (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).
Gianpaolo Bellini (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Mario Balotelli (Milan) hits the left post with a right footed shot from long range on the right. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.
Offside, Milan. Adel Taarabt tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.
Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).
Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Franco Brienza replaces Maximiliano Moralez.
Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.
Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Atalanta. Giulio Migliaccio tries a through ball, but Giuseppe De Luca is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Giampaolo Pazzini replaces Kaká.
Attempt missed. Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Giuseppe De Luca.
Attempt blocked. Giuseppe De Luca (Atalanta) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.
Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Kevin Constant.
Foul by Nigel de Jong (Milan).
Giuseppe De Luca (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Adel Taarabt replaces Sulley Ali Muntari.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Giulio Migliaccio replaces Daniele Baselli.
Corner, Milan. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.

Booking

Philippe Mexes (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Giuseppe De Luca replaces Giacomo Bonaventura.

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 1, Milan 1. Germán Denis (Atalanta) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty Atalanta. Carlos Carmona draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Kevin Constant (Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.
Offside, Atalanta. Maximiliano Moralez tries a through ball, but Germán Denis is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.
Attempt missed. Yohan Benalouane (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Cigarini following a set piece situation.
Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).
Carlos Carmona (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kaká with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Giacomo Bonaventura (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Davide Brivio.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) because of an injury.

Goal!

Own Goal by Gianpaolo Bellini, Atalanta. Atalanta 0, Milan 1.
Offside, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.
Attempt missed. Kaká (Milan) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.
Attempt missed. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nigel de Jong.

Second Half

Second Half begins Atalanta 0, Milan 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Keisuke Honda.

Half Time

First Half ends, Atalanta 0, Milan 0.
Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adil Rami with a cross following a set piece situation.
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