Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling reacts to racism at Chelsea, calls out media reporting of black footballers

Raheem Sterling reacts after Chelsea racism

Man City lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League.

Yet, sadly, the result is arguably the second biggest story after the game, after Raheem Sterling was racially abused by one Chelsea fan.

The likes of Rio Ferdinand and Ian Wright have been active in sharing the video of the Sterling attack.

As the Man City winger went to pick up the ball for a throw-in, one Chelsea fan verbally abused him.

The Chelsea fan shouted “f****** black c***” at Sterling.

On Sunday the Man City star has posted a superb reply to what happened on Instagram.

Raheem Sterling’s Instagram post

Raheem Sterling posted the following reaction:

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.

Sterling highlighted how the Daily Mail once reported on Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden buying house.

Of course, the Mail and the Sun have often been accused of targeting Sterling with their stories. Sterling continued:

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 newspapers get there message across for the young black player and the young white player.

I think this i[s] unacceptable both innocent have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded.

The young black kid is looked at in a bad light.

Which helps fuel racism an[d] aggressive behaviour, so for all the newspapers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all I have to say is have a second though about fair publicity an[d] give all players an equal chance.

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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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Social media reaction

It’s not taken long for journalists to react to Sterling’s post on social media.

The Times’ Henry Winter, who has long rallied for Sterling, has called out others, calling this a “big moment for the media and for football”.

Plenty of others have had their say too.

Also see: Huddersfield fans upset with MOTD’s highlights for Arsenal as two big incidents were omitted.

Lots of people are defending the Chelsea fan against claims of racism vs Man City’s Raheem Sterling.

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