Pochettino weighs in on the Sterling racism debate

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

England and Manchester City man Raheem Sterling was subjected to racist abuse during the game against Chelsea last weekend, according to the player.

The Police and Chelsea Football Club are still investigating the claims, but there has been a worrying rise in football racism whatever the case.

According to Kick It Out, there were 520 incidents relating to racism in English football in the 2017/18 season, up from 469 the season before.

The whole Sterling situation has sparked a debate about racism in English football this week, with the Man City man claiming that the media fuels racism (BBC).

Now, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has weighed in on the debate, after he was asked about Sterling in his press conference ahead of the upcoming Burnley match.

Tottenham have a number of different nationalities on their books at the club, and recently handed out a lifetime ban for one fan who threw a banana skin at Arsenal’s Aubameyang (SkySports).

Poch said (Football London): “Look, it’s a very delicate situation. For me it’s so difficult in English to express how I feel. I am against all of that type of situations that happen on the pitch, the stadium or on the street. Of course I am very supportive of him and all of the people who suffer some abuse like him.”


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