Raheem Sterling has written a moving and brilliant letter to a fan who was recently racially abused. He has asked the young kid to ‘be proud of who you are’.
In his letter he wrote, “Dear Ethan, I have recently been told from your loving Nanna Sue about the tough time you are having with racial abuse,” wrote Sterling, quoted by BBC Sport. “Stand tall, 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.”
As early as December, Sterling had hit out at the media for their negative role in influencing racism. “For all the newspapers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity and give all players an equal chance,” he said in December, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Sterling finished the letter with a photo and an autograph of himself along with a few wise words. “Remember speaking up doesn’t always make life easy, but easy never changed anything,” he wrote.
Let us stand tall and united with Sterling and the young kid in the fight against racism.