Thursday , August 5 2021

Raheem Sterling Criticizes Newspapers for Feeding Racism and Calls for Equality | Football news



"Have a second thought about fair advertising and give all players an equal chance."

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The Sunday Supplement panel shows your reaction to the post on Raheem Sterling's Instagram

The Sunday Supplement panel shows your reaction to the post on Raheem Sterling's Instagram

Raheem Sterling accused the newspapers of "feeding racism" with the portrayal of young black footballers.

The 24-year-old Manchester City midfielder suffered alleged racist abuse in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the incident that occurred in the first half when Sterling recovered the ball behind the goal line.

In a long post on Instagram, Sterling said he "just had to laugh" at the events because "he does not expect anything better" before asking for "fair publicity" and equal treatment for all players.

At the same time, Sterling further illustrated his point by using two images of articles in the same article written about fellow mates, Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden, buying houses for their mothers.

Raheem Sterling made reference to articles on Manchester City youth Phil Foden (left) and Tosin Adarabioyo

Raheem Sterling made reference to articles on Manchester City youth Phil Foden (left) and Tosin Adarabioyo

The headline referring to 21-year-old Adarabioyo, loaned to West Brom, says the defender bought a 2.25 million-pound mansion "despite never having started a Premier League match."

Whereas "the Manchester City star," Foden, would have bought a "£ 2 million new house for his mother."

The post said, "I just want to say, I'm not usually the person who talks a lot, but when I think I need my point heard, I say it.

"Regarding what was said in the Chelsea game, as you can see from my reaction, I just had to laugh because I do not expect anything better.

"For example, you have two young players starting their careers, both play for the same team, they both did the right thing. That is to buy a new home for their mothers, who have dedicated a lot of time and love to help them get where they are.

"But look at how the newspapers convey their message to the young black and white player.

"I think this is unacceptable. [are] innocent, did nothing wrong, but by the way it was said, this young black man is seen in a bad light.

"[What] helps to feed racism is aggressive behavior, so for all the newspapers that do not understand why people are racists these days, all I have to say is think twice about fair advertising and give all players one chance equal "


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