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Chelsea star Raheem Sterling left baffled after seeing schoolkids mock his running style

Ryan Smart

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Chelsea star Raheem Sterling left baffled after seeing schoolkids mock his running style

Chelsea star Raheem Sterling was left speechless when a group of schoolchildren mocked his running style.

Sterling certainly has a distinctive running style, keeping his forearms up as he strides forward while not swinging his arms back and forth.

He once credited his mother, who was once a competitive runner, for the unusual style in a 2018 interview with talkSPORT.

In a recent video, the winger was preparing to show an example of a training drill to a group of schoolchildren, where he weaved in between a set of cones with the ball at his feet.


When the teacher tells his class to stand up and repeat the drill themselves, they begin running - mocking Sterling's run with their arms in the process.

The England international can only look on with a slightly confused look on his face, before asking the teacher: "They're not mocking me, are they?"

The teacher replies: "They're kids. They've asked if you could sign these?"

In a separate clip, the teacher then consoles Sterling as they walk outside the school: "They don't appreciate you like I do. I like how you run."


You can see the clip below.


Fortunately for Sterling, however, the reaction of the schoolchildren was part of an advert for Clarks, for whom the Chelsea winger is a Global Brand Ambassador.

The duo released a boot collection last year, which paid homage to Sterling's home town of Kingston, Jamaica.


On the pitch, Sterling has been in fine form so far this season.

Despite the Blues losing 3-1 at West Ham on Sunday, the England star was impressive with his direct running and ability to go past defenders.

He also won a penalty for Chelsea when the scores were 1-1, but Enzo Fernandez missed from the spot.

Speaking about Sterling's performance after the match, manager Mauricio Pochettino said: "We were talking a lot this week in my office. He's a player that can deliver.


"Today, he was fantastic. For sure, he's not happy because we didn't win, but this is the way we expect the players to perform."

Featured Image Credit: Clarks / TikTok/@sterling7

Topics: Raheem Sterling, Chelsea, Premier League, England

Ryan Smart
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