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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

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An apple of every colour. Now that's something we can all enjoy.

England striker Danny Welbeck has accused Ghana's fans of racism after a Granny Smith apple was thrown at him on his debut at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Welbeck, who was eligible to play for Ghana on account of his Ghanaian parents, elected to turn out for the country of his birth and made his full debut in the 81st minute when he replaced Aston Villa's Ashley Young.

The Ghana fans booed the Sunderland player throughout as they were unhappy at him "turning his back on his spiritual homeland" and the quintessentially English apple was thrown at him to show their displeasure.

The Wembley police have decided not to take the matter further as "there is a school of thought that the Granny Smith apple is not in fact a product of the English soil but was actually first cultivated in a farm in New South Wales, Australian in 1835.

On that basis, Mr Welbeck's claim that the gesture contained a racist element cannot be upheld".

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