Raheem Sterling calls out media newspapers for fuelling racism!

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Raheem Sterling a professional football player for Manchester City F.C and England calls out media newspapers for fuelling racism against young black players. Sterling has been in many big media newspapers in the UK for negative reasons, he is constantly getting attacked in these media outlets and it is clear there is a divide with how these media platforms promote players. Many black footballers our represented in a negative way, finally a footballer has spoken his truth, this is a massive moment in Football and a big wake up call for the industry.

A recent video has gone viral on twitter and it is seen in the video several white men are shouting racial abuse to Raheem Sterling whilst he is playing football, he continued to smile and participate in the game and remain professional and continue to power through. Raheem has shown strength by not reacting or responding to these racist individuals, instead the next day he opens up and raises awareness about this subject on instagram and blaming newspapers for fuelling racism towards him and other black footballers.

Raheem Sterling shares a powerful moment on his instagram, he is using his platform to bring awareness with 4.2 million followers he points out the Daily Mail for fuelling racism. He shows a comparison between himself and another team mate and highlights the difference with how they are represented in the media. Sterling wants fair publicity in the media for all team players and he wants them to be equally represented.

 

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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.

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Raheem Sterling should be proud of himself and how he has handled the terrible situation, he has shown true professionalism and it was about time players open up about their experiences within the industry. It is nearly 2019 and their is still racism in the UK, and people are being mistreated and not being given an equal chance, simply because of their race.