Numerous footballers show support for Raheem Sterling after statement about racism 3 years ago

Numerous footballers show support for Raheem Sterling after statement about racism

He has received overwhelming support

Raheem Sterling has received support from several of his teammates as well as fellow professional footballers from rival teams after he made a statement on his Instagram page addressing the abuse that was aimed at him during Manchester City's loss to Chelsea.

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Sterling posted screenshots from Daily Mail articles this morning, both of stories reporting on Manchester City players buying houses for their mothers. Sterling highlighted the difference in tone and said that this helps to "fuel racism".

"Look how the newspapers get their message across for the young black player and then for the young white player," Sterling said in his statement.

Since making the statement on social media this morning, his teammates, as well as other public figures including Ben Stokes and Gary Lineker.

Lineker commented "spot on, and well done for speaking out", while Ben Stokes, cricketer for England, commented "Legend" on the post, with two 'hands raised' emojis, praising Sterling's bravery.

Jadon Sancho, Sterling's teammate with England, also commented with supportive emojis, while Fabian Delph said "well said brother".

Sterling's former teammate from their time at Liverpool, Martin Skrtel, also commented "well said bro".

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Other footballers to show their support include Phil Foden, Demarai Gray, Ederson, Nathan Redmond, Andre Gray, Saido Berahino, Eni Aluko and Yannick Bolasie.

You can see Sterling's post here: