SFA asks Neymar to apologise to fans

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The Scottish Football Association has requested an apology from Brazil striker Neymar after the 19-year-old accused Scotland fans of racism during last Sunday's friendly between the countries.

The forward complained he had been taunted after a banana was thrown in his direction while he celebrated the second of his goals in Brazil's 2-0 win. A German tourist has since admitted to throwing the fruit.

"Scotland's supporters were upset [over] the unfounded allegations," SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said. "We felt it was only right that we acted on behalf of our supporters."