Raheem Sterling Sends Incredible Letter Of Support To Racially Abused Fan
Raheem Sterling certainly knows what it's like to be racially abused on a football pitch so he's the perfect person to respond to a young fan who had the same thing happen to him. Sterling sent the perfect letter on hearing the story.
There has been times when Raheem Sterling has been painted as the problem with all of the world, or at least all of football, as the Manchester City forward has been in newspapers being criticised for both shopping in Poundworld and splashing money on his mum, the guy can't win.
Recently he was subjected to more open racism when he alleged that he was abused by Chelsea fans during the Premier League game between the pair.
The fans involved could clearly be seen shouting violently at the former Liverpool winger but they denied his claims that the abuse had been racially charged. Sterling responded by calling out certain members of the media for their involvement in his issues:
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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 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 news papers get there 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.
Now the 24 year old has once again been seen fighting the good fight once again. A letter he sent to a fan who had also received racial abuse has gone viral and it's brilliant with the England international writing:
"I have recently been told from your loving Nanna Sue about the tough time you are having with racial abuse.
"Remember to stand tall and be proud of who you are and don't let them take away your courage. You are strong and very brave, and your Nanna is also very proud of you. Keep being you kid.
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"Remember speaking up doesn't always make life easy, but easy never changed anything.
"With kind regards,
It's incredible work from Sterling and he's certainly proved that he stands up and doesn't let the abuse affect him on the pitch.
He was targeted at Euro 2016 for his form by many England fans but under Pep Guardiola at City has turned things around.
The former QPR youngster scored 10 goals in his first season under Guardiola but in City's title winning team last season he bagged 23 times, whilst this term he's already got 11.
Young Ethan could certainly take advice from worse people than Sterling.