LEAGUES

Man City's Sterling: Racism the only disease right now

8 months ago
Share

Raheem Sterling spoke out in the wake of George Floyd's death in the United States.

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling said the "only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting" following George Floyd's death.

There have been nationwide protests in the United States after Floyd – an African-American man – died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

A police officer was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest after he was crying out for help as he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground.

City and England forward Sterling spoke out in the wake of Floyd's death, backing the anti-racism protests amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I know this might sound a little bit cheesy but the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting," Sterling told BBC Newsnight.

"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."

Related news

Napoli rule out letting Koulibaly leave on the cheap

8 months ago

Soyuncu second only to Van Dijk – Gundogan hopes Man City make a move

8 months ago

Werner to Chelsea? Leipzig star not to standard of Liverpool front three - Fowler

8 months ago

Coronavirus: Klopp says Liverpool title parade could happen next season

8 months ago

Rumour Has It: Grealish ahead of Sancho as Man Utd priority, Barca could miss out on Lautaro

8 months ago

Pogba, Rashford feature in Man Utd's Old Trafford training game

8 months ago

Eddie Nketiah scores hat-trick as Arsenal return with 6-0 win over Charlton

8 months ago

Gerrard thrilled as Rangers sign 'dynamic' Bassey from Leicester

8 months ago

Klopp: Werner and Havertz are 'great' but it's 'rather quiet' at Liverpool

8 months ago

Coronavirus: Premier League announces zero new positive cases

8 months ago

Werner not distracted by Chelsea rumours, Nagelsmann insists

8 months ago

The Vaughan legacy: The youngest goalscorers in Europe's top five leagues

8 months ago

Werner to Chelsea?: RB Leipzig CEO Mintzlaff denies talks with Blues

8 months ago

Bruno Fernandes is 'what you pray for' as a new signing, says Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs

8 months ago

Rumour Has It: Barcelona to begin Messi contract talks, Liverpool monitor Sancho situation

8 months ago

Everton have the quality to beat Liverpool – Pickford

8 months ago

Kane hopes focus on Premier League is advantage for Spurs

8 months ago

Solskjaer impressed with spirit as Man United try 'new ideas' ahead of resumption

8 months ago

It's like racist people haven't got brains - Gabriel Jesus backs Black Lives Matter movement

8 months ago