Raheem Sterling said that he wouldn’t want his side to walk off the field during racially-charged incidents.
“At the end of the day, I would rather go and win the game because that would hurt them even more. They’re trying to get you down, if you do walk off the pitch as a group then that makes them win. If you score a goal to win the match, then that’s even a better feeling which beats them. But everyone is different, everyone has their own different opinion, they take things emotionally and you have to support everyone in it,” said Sterling.
Sterling criticized Leonardo Bonucci for how the Italian defender handled racist abuse hurled at Juventus teammate Moise Kean.
“I could understand what he was saying, in terms of the players going to the fans, but at the same time there was no 50-50. At the time, I didn’t agree with what he said. There’s no reason for anyone to be racially abused, no matter if they score,” added Sterling.