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Raheem Sterling goes to war against racism

Raheem Sterling goes to war against racism in soccer stadiums and in the media. That causes the necessary commotion in England.

Raheem Sterling © Belga Image

When Raheem Sterling recently during Chelsea-Manchester City (2-0) racist cries over him and got Chelseasupporters, he was not shocked. The 24-year-old winger from Manchester City is the fact that all his career just. The life of Sterling was not about roses. His father was shot and killed when he was a young boy. At the age of five he dropped the Jamaican, Kingston, where he was born, and moved with his mother and sister to England. She combined his mother her studies with a job as a cleaning lady in hotels. Often went to Raheem and his sister. ‘We were in advance of the opening: ‘Now do you do the toilets and make the beds!”

On his difficult road to the top got Sterling to deal with racism. And reached a climax at the european CHAMPIONSHIP 2016. The English team performed very poor and perished in the 1/8 finals against Iceland. Certain English media names Sterling the whole tournament on the grain, with the result that he was uitgefloten by the own fans. Gary Neville, who was part of the technical staff, said last week to the BBC that he had also already found that the racism in certain media vingerdik on lag. On his Instagramaccount posted Sterling after the shutdown a photo with the caption #TheHatedOne.

A year ago, the soccer player near the training center of Manchester City attacked by a man who him a racist was. The 29-year-old guy, a previously convicted voetbalhooligan, received a prison sentence of sixteen weeks. Four hours after the incident was Sterling once again in the field at City.

But the verbal attacks of the Chelseafans were apparently the final straw. Last week posted the player a message on Instagram. Therein likened Sterling how the press reported about the fact that two of his younger team mates, But Adarabioyo and Phil Foden, a house had bought for their mother. In the first, a black, was the tone is negative: never one match in the Premier League and already so many millions to spend on a house! In the second, a white, was that it is an investment for the future.

The author of the first article, journalist Anthony Joseph, responded. He said that he was at the writing of the article to the skin of Adarabioyo had thought. Nevertheless, a lot of people that Sterling got to a point. So also John Barnes, the former winger of Liverpool who used to be ever banana peels were thrown, in a column for The Guardian: “We look in society to groups of people on the basis of what is written about them. If a muslim is a murder commit, we call on all that he is a terrorist is even before we are motivated to know. But if a white kills someone, he is a loner. So is the perception about certain groups of the population in a subtle way negative.’

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