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Raheem Sterling Finally Addresses The Media's Portrayal Of Him

Raheem Sterling Finally Addresses The Media's Portrayal Of Him

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has taken to Instagram to address the way he has been portrayed in the media.

The England international had stayed relatively quiet on the matter and got on with his job on the pitch but after footage showed Sterling being abused by somme Chelsea fans as he collected the ball near the advertising boards at Stamford Bridge last night, he decided it was the right time to speak up.

In a post on his official page, Sterling says he laughed at the vitriol he received because he doesn't expect "no better" given the endless slating he's had in certain newspapers of the years, where it seems like he can do no right.

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He posted screenshots of a Daily Mail articles on his City teammates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden buying houses for their mothers and highlighting the stark contrast in how it was worded.

Sterling himself was accused of "flaunting his wealth" back when he bought his Mum a new house after Euro 2016.

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Sterling believes the difference in how young black players and young white players are looked at in some sections of the media is striking and told of how he thinks they are partly responsible for racism and aggressive behaviour that follows.

He ended his post pleading asking for papers to "have a second thought about fair publicity".

Meanwhile, Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating whether Sterling was racially abused by a fan during yesterday's game after the clip begun to do the rounds on social media.

"We are aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player," The Met Police said, as per the BBC.

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"We will review the footage to determine whether any offences have been committed."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Racism, Chelsea, Football, Raheem Sterling

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