In a recent Instagram post, Raheem Sterling said that newspaper portray black and white footballers in a different manner. The post comes after Sterling was allegedly racially abused by supporters during Manchester City's 2-0 loss at Chelsea.
Sterling point to two differing headlines about team-mates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden each buying a house for their parents. Adarabioyo was described as having spent millions "despite having never started a Premier League match", whereas Foden's purchase was described to have "set up a future" for his family.
"You have two young players starting out their careers - both play for the same team, both have done the right thing, which is buy a new house for their mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are," Sterling said. "But look at how the newspapers get their message across for the young black player and then for the young white player. I think this is unacceptable, both innocent, have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded, this young black kid is looked at in a bad light, which helps fuel racism and aggressive behaviour."