Upon arriving back in the UK, the England football team would have probably been advised by their PR managers to keep a low profile. The nation was in complete disarray after seeing them lose to Iceland and the players would need to give them time before the anger resided.
Many will now be jetting off to a quiet beach in Dubai or the Caribbean with the intention of going unnoticed until pre-season gets underway. Raheem Sterling has not done that but opted for the complete opposite.
The 21-year-old was, rightly or wrongly, on the receiving end of the lion's share of criticism following England's disastrous European Championship campaign, which saw them win just one of their four games before exiting at the round of 16.
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A video appeared on social media platform Snapchat earlier this week appearing to show the Manchester City star showing off his flash lifestyle. During a tour of his house, a crystal-encrusted sink was seen in the bathroom as were a fleet of supercars in the driveway.
Although it was not sent via his account, the leaked video is likely to infuriate England fans who are already questioning the professionalism of their team. Many have been left wondering whether the bulk of the team are more interested in spending their money than playing for their country.
Take a look at the video below and some screenshots:
It is worth noting that Sterling probably did not intend for this video to hit the public light and is hardly as bad as what Joleon Lescott did to Aston Villa fans last season. We must also recognise the fact that we do not know which house Sterling was in.
Wherever it was, it was likely to be immediately after Sterling arrived back in the UK as he appears to be wearing the official England polo top.
Despite these reservations, the Sun still saw fit to put it on their front page. After convincing their loyal readers to vote for Brexit on false pretences, they've obviously moved on to other targets.
Indeed, the right-wing media do appear to have something of a campaign against the young winger with The Telegraph recently inserting a tab into their England articles that showed you how much Sterling had earned since you had been on that particular page.
This tab has since been removed from their website.
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