The only set of fans in the country who really have a right to aggressively boo Raheem Sterling are Liverpool ones.
The winger left us for our rivals in 2015 and didn’t cover himself in glory, despite his age and the fact he was being influenced by Aidy Ward, the agent who by all accounts is a nasty piece of work.
But this has nothing to do with the racist right-wing media, led by the Daily Mail and the S*n, who’ve bullied and abused Sterling for many a season…
Liverpool fans are allowed to dislike Sterling, but should despise the treatment he gets in the tabloids – which is symbolic of inherent racism in the media – and the country.
In Manchester City’s clash with Chelsea, there was an incident which is being treated as a potentially racist one, when fans of the home side abused the England international, who simply smiled – before taking to Instagram to discuss the incident with great class in the evening.
Jurgen Klopp has showed Sterling his full support.
“I watched the game obviously and I saw the situation when Raheem went for the corner with a few guys shouting at him,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“I am not sure if it is possible to hear what they shouted. I did not hear it.
“But I already thought his reaction was just brilliant. You saw his face and he gave the right response, not to react for these people. They do not earn any reaction. They do not deserve any respect.
“I am obviously not surprised that things like this still happen. They do not stop only because we talk now about it.
“I like the fact that we put the finger on it and say ‘you cannot say what you want’.”
Well said Klopp, and well said Sterling to speak out.
It’s time for things to change.