Raheem Sterling speaks out on racism after George Floyd’s death: “Only disease right now is the racism we’re fighting”

08 June 2020

Manchester City forward spoke up to back protests taking place across the UK, despite government warnings to avoid mass gatherings.  

“This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years. Just like the pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it.”

“At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing. They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing, and they are fighting for their cause.

“As long as they are doing it peacefully and safely and not hurting anybody and not breaking into any stores, they continue to protest in this peaceful way.”

It is not the first time Sterling speaks out on racism. He had previously addressed the racist abuse he has suffered, and the media’s racist portrayal of black players.  

“It’s been going on for hundreds of years and people are tired and people are ready for change… But this is something that needs more than just talking, you know. We need to actually implement change and highlight the places that do need changes.” Sterling told the BBC.

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