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Man City’s Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism


[12/9/2018 2:53:53 PM]

AMMONNEWS - British newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea.

Two screenshots were posted on Sterling’s Instagram account highlighting contrasting coverage of young City teammates buying properties.

When Tosin Adarabioyo bought a house the headline in January called it a “mansion” and highlighted that the purchase was made despite the player “having never started a Premier League match.” There was more positive coverage of Phil Foden, who is white, buying a house for his mother also for around 2 million pounds ($2.5 million).

“This young black kid is looked at in a bad light. Which helps fuel racism an(d) aggressive behavior,” Sterling wrote on Instagram. “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 thought about fair publicity an(d) give all players an equal chance.”

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