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Sterling writes letter of support to young Man City fan

RAHEEM STERLING has sent a letter of support to a young Manchester City fan who was racially abused, The Telegraph.

The grandmother of the youngster contacted Sterling to say her grandson was having “a tough time” prompting the England international to write the heartwarming letter, which was shared on social media.

The letter read: "Dear Ethan, I have recently been told from your loving Nanna Sue about the tough time you are having with racial abuse. Remember to stand tall and be proud of who you are and don't let them take away your courage.

You are strong and very brave, and your Nanna is also very proud of you. Keep being you kid. Remember speaking up doesn't always make life easy, but easy never changed anything."

UNDERSTANDING

Sterling was the victim of alleged racist abuse at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge last month, an incident that led him to issue a statement on racism.

In an Instagram post, Sterling highlighted the double standards over its treatment of young black players compared to their white colleagues.

“I just want to say, I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point heard I will speak up,” Sterling said. “Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game, as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better.”

The quote, in which he called out sections of the media of 'fuelling racism', sparked a national conversation about racism in European football.

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