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Raheem Sterling takes exception to 'gun-filled slum' headline

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England and Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has taken exception to a recent headline that referred to his native Jamaica as a 'gun-filled slum.'

It's believed Sterling was referring to a headline in The Sun newspaper, as although he didn't mention the paper by name, he did include the #OnlyOneNewspaper hashtag.

The Sun is despised in Liverpool for its coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.

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Twitter response

The Liverpool star tweeted: "'Raheem Sterling: from gun-filled Jamaican slum to Anfield hero.' #OnlyOneNewspaper would come up with a story like this. Jamaica=paradise."

The Sun newspaper had run a story on the 19-year-old winger on his rise from teenage talent to England star. Sterling was born in Jamaica but moved with his mother to England aged five, and he remains extremely fond of the Caribbean island.

As a result, it made sense that he would take exception to The Sun's decision to brand the country of his birth a 'gun-filled slum.'

Sterling on form

On the pitch, Sterling continues to thrill fans of both England and Liverpool. He was electric again last night as England began their European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Switzerland.

The Swiss are expected to be England's toughest challenge for top spot in the group, but pace on the counter was crucial as they left Basel with all three points.

Roy Hodgson reaction to England win

Pace to burn

Sterling, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney all started in attack, giving England a real threat on the counter attack. All three were involved in England's first goal.

Rooney sprung Sterling, whose pin-point cross was converted by recent Arsenal signing Welbeck. The former-Manchester United forward then doubled his, and England's, tally as Sterling put substitute Rickie Lambert through.

The ex-Southampton star squared for Welbeck, who took a fantastic first-touch before dispatching confidently for his second.

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