Raheem Sterling has accused the media of fueling racism after he was racially abused at Chelsea, during Manchester City’s 2-0 loss of the season at the Stamford Bridge yesterday.
The Manchester City star gave his thoughts on the situation this morning, saying that the behaviour shown was fuelled by the media.
Sterling used the example of two Man City team-mates, Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden, the former is black and the latter is white.
Adarabioyo and Foden have both bought homes for their families this year but the respective stories were given different headlines and Sterling believes newspaper should “give all players an equal chance.”
Sterling wrote in a post on Instagram:
“Good morning, I just want to say, I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to be heard, I will speak up.
“Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better.
“For example you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing.
“Which is buy a new house for there mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are, but look how the newspapers get their message across for the young black player and then for the young white payer.
“I think this in unacceptable both innocent have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded. This young black kid is looked at in a bad light.
“Which helps fuel racism an aggressive behaviour, so for all the news papers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity an give all players an equal chance.”
See his full post below: