France midfielder Paul Pogba believes England’s Raheem Sterling is typically handled in another way by the British media as a result of he’s black and doesn’t get the popularity he deserves for his achievements.
Talking forward of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier towards Moldova on Friday, the Manchester United midfielder additionally stated Sterling was unfairly criticised for what he does off the sphere.
Manchester Metropolis ahead Sterling stated in December that newspapers had been serving to ‘gasoline racism’ with their portrayal of younger black gamers, highlighting how they had been handled in another way to younger white gamers by the media.
Paul Pogba believes England’s Raheem Sterling is typically handled in another way by the media
‘Generally it occurs,’ Pogba instructed Sky Sports activities when requested whether or not the media handled Sterling in another way due to the color of his pores and skin.
‘What I have been seeing is he is been criticised for homes and what I have been listening to issues about, however no person talks about what he is been doing on the pitch.
‘He has ridiculous stats, he is scored targets and made a hat-trick not way back. He is been prime with Metropolis. Perhaps if he was anyone else, it might be completely different.
‘I all the time say racism in soccer should not occur, as a result of soccer is a sport, a lovely sport and makes individuals comfortable. When anyone is doing a fantastic job, he ought to deserve the identical reward as anyone else who does the identical job.’
Sterling, who has 19 targets for Metropolis in all competitions this season, was additionally supported by England workforce mate Danny Rose.
‘Raheem was solely saying what all of us say within the dressing room. It is unhappy actually however he is 100 p.c spot on with what he stated,’ Rose instructed Newpaper24 Sport forward of England’s Euro qualifier towards Czech Republic.
‘The stick he used to get from the media was bang out of order. When he put the (Instagram) publish up in regards to the media, we had been everywhere in the moon with that as a result of all of us agree. Truthful play to Raheem.’
Pogba was peaking forward of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier towards Moldova on Friday