Raheem Sterling Responds To Leonardo Bonucci Blaming Moise Keane For Racist Abuse
Racism was unfortunately the main talking point in football on Tuesday night again after Cagliari fans abused Moise Kean during the game with Juventus. Now Raheem Sterling has responded to Kean's teammate blaming the young striker.
It's just over a week ago since England players were subjected to racist abuse during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro, something that Raheem Sterling has had to deal with a lot in recent years at home and abroad.
Last night racism in football was back in the headlines during Juventus' Serie A win away against Cagliari after the home fans jeerer him throughout the game.
Kean scored the second goal in the Old Lady's 2-0 win and celebrated by standing in front of the home fans with his arms outstretched.
Teammate Leonardo Bonucci shockingly laid some of the blame at the young forward's feet saying the incident was half the 19 year old's fault, saying, "I think the blame is 50-50, because Moise shouldn't have done that and the Curva should not have reacted that way."
It seemed like a pretty ridiculous statement for the Italian to make and Sterling, who has spoken brilliantly about racism in the past, took to his Instagram story to respond:
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Earlier this season Sterling was seen to be abused by a group of Chelsea fans during the Blues game against Manchester City. The winger responded on social media talking about how certain areas of the media had helped cause the issues he faces.
The former Liverpool winger scored England's fifth in the game against Montenegro last week and responded on the pitch in a similar way to Kean, although he cupped his ears, before sending a message on social media:
Juve manager Max Allegri asked for those guilty of the abuse to be given lifetime bans, saying, "As always in life, there are idiots who do stupid things and ruin it for everyone else. I don't think talking about it all the time helps. I don't think halting play helps, because not everyone in the stadium did that.
"We need to use the cameras, find those who are doing it and punish them. It's very simple, identify them and not one-year ban or two, just give them a lifetime ban."
Kean should continue to fight against the racists however he can and he could certainly pick worse people to learn off than Sterling.