Raheem Sterling has recently penned a letter to a young Manchester City fan who was racially abused.
Writing to Ethan Ross, Sterling gave a message of encouragement to the youngster and urges him to remain strong: “Remember speaking up doesn’t always make life easy, but easy never changed anything.”
“You are strong and very brave, and your Nanna is also very proud of you. Keep being you, kid.”
Sterling, who himself has suffered racial abuse, bravely spoke out recently in a well-considered post on Instagram that has changed the narrative on racism in football from finger pointing at a select number of racist “fans” who ruin the game to questioning the dialogue of certain sections of the mainstream media, who have persistently undermined black footballers like Sterling via a long-standing and toxic agenda.
Salute to Raheem.