STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Police interview person over Raheem Sterling abuse allegations

In an Instagram post following the Chelsea-Manchester City match, Sterling accused the media of helping to "fuel racism" with the way they portray young black footballers.

Published: 22nd December 2018 09:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2018 09:35 AM   |  A+A-

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling | AP

By AFP

LONDON: British police have interviewed a person under caution following the alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling during Manchester City's defeat by Chelsea earlier this month.

The incident involving the 24-year-old occurred at Stamford Bridge on December 8 during City's 2-0 defeat.

"Police continue to investigate an incident where is it is claimed racial abuse was directed at a player during the Chelsea v Manchester City game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, 8 December," a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said.

"Officers are reviewing footage and CCTV to determine whether any offences have been committed.

"Officers are in possession of the details of those reportedly involved -- there have been no arrests at this time. One person has been interviewed under caution."

Chelsea suspended four supporters following the incident pending further investigations.

In a strongly worded statement, the club threatened severe sanctions, including bans, saying they would "fully support any criminal prosecutions".

One of the men who was identified told the Daily Mail newspaper he was ashamed of his behaviour but denied using racist language towards Sterling, saying he had called him "Manc".

In an Instagram post following the Chelsea-Manchester City match, Sterling accused the media of helping to "fuel racism" with the way they portray young black footballers.

Everton on Friday stressed they have a "zero tolerance" stance towards racism and are investigating after a video of fans singing a song about defender Yerry Mina emerged.

Together with football's equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out, the club are looking into the footage, which includes a chant -- to the tune of "Macarena" -- containing racist stereotypes about the Colombia international.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp