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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.

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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."

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You can see the clip below.

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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.

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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.

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"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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