Raheem Sterling tweets after Montenegro fans racially abuse England players

England made it two wins from two in their 2020 European Championship qualifying campaign.

A brace from Ross Barkley, plus goals from Raheem Sterling, Michael Keane and Harry Kane gave England an emphatic 5-1 win.

However, the game was marred by allegations of racist abuse directed at England players.

Reports emerged in the first half that Danny Rose was the victim of racist chanting from Montenegro fans.

Raheem Sterling also appeared to react to the home crowd after scoring his goal.

The 24-year-old celebrated scoring by cupping his hands and smiling towards some of the home supporters.

Watch his celebration below:


Sterling then took to Twitter to address the matter.

He posted a picture of his celebration along with the caption: “Best way to silence the haters (and yeah I mean racists) 🙉😘 #2019 #getsomeeducation”

Sterling also addressed the racist abuse in his post-match interview.

“It is a real sad thing to hear, I didn’t hear it personally but my team-mate Danny heard it and it is a sad thing to hear,” he said, per the Telegraph.

“It was behind the bench where a couple of people heard it, but as I said it is a very sad situation that we are talking about this after a great win. I think the whole bench heard it and some of the families heard it.

“I think there should be a real punishment for this, not just for the few people being banned. It needs to be a collective thing.

“This stadium holds 15,000 and I think the punishment should be that as a nation your fans are chanting racist abuse, so I think it should be the whole stadium can’t watch it.

“Then when that ban is lifted your fans will think twice not to do anything silly like that because they all love football, they all want to be there to support their nation so it will make them think twice to do something silly like that.”

Sterling also commented on his celebration, saying: “I just wanted to let them know that they need to tell me more than that we are black and what we resemble to affect us really.

“That was the message really, I was happy to score and give them something to talk about, really.”

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