Chelsea racism & Raheem Sterling: Jamie Carragher cites Liverpool move, Gary Neville reveals England abuse

Chelsea racism & Man City’s Raheem Sterling

The fallout from the abuse dished out to Raheem Sterling during Chelsea vs Man City was analysed on Monday Night Football.

It’s worth noting the latest updates.

Chelsea have suspended four fans for abusing Raheem Sterling during last weekend’s match.

Chelsea are yet to issue banning orders.

Sterling confirmed in his social media post that he was racially abused by a Chelsea fan.

However, the fan himself – Colin Wing – has told the Daily Mail he wasn’t racist:

I’m deeply ashamed of my own behaviour and I feel really bad. But I didn’t call him a black ****, I called him a Manc c***.

I offer him an unreserved apology. Even if it wasn’t racist it’s not right what I said.

I was completely out of order but I’ve lost my job and my season ticket so everybody’s got what they wanted.

Jamie Carragher: Sterling abuse started when he left Liverpool

Jamie Carragher played with Sterling at Liverpool.

Back in 2015, Man City spent £49 million signing Sterling from Anfield.

In his analysis of the abuse Sterling suffers, Carragher believes the trigger was that move from Liverpool:

The perception is of a young, flash, black kid from London.

I think a lot of it comes from that he moved on from Liverpool, the perception that he is more interested in cars and nightclubs more than his actual football.

Anyone reading that, anyone writing that, I can assure you that is absolute garbage.

Carragher also stated his opinion that there are undeniable racist overtones in much of the media reporting regarding Sterling.

Gary Neville reveals England abuse

A former England coach, Gary Neville revealed how Raheem Sterling confided in him back in 2016 about the abuse he was receiving while on England duty.

Neville said the following on MNF:

He came to see me one-on-one in 2016, a few days before the Iceland game [at the European Championships]. He was getting absolutely battered going into that tournament, getting so much stick.

He accepted he would be scrutinised as an England player and didn’t want any special treatment – but that it was so vicious and that he felt so targeted that he didn’t know what to do about it.

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