Man City’s Raheem Sterling: Chelsea should have been hit with 9-point deduction

Man City’s Raheem Sterling: Chelsea should have been hit with 9-point deduction

Man City’s Raheem Sterling on racism in football

Man City and England star Raheem Sterling has written a thought-provoking article on the scourge of racism in football.

Sterling has been at the centre of a couple of shocking incidents this season.

First off, a handful of Chelsea fans racially abused the City star during a Premier League match.

Sterling was then playing for England in Montenegro as players were subjected to appalling monkey noises.

Sterling has previously used social media to ask questions about how the English press portray black footballers.

In the Times, however, Sterling widens the discussion to how to tackle racism and racist football fans.

Chelsea should have been hit with 9-point deduction

If Sterling was in charge, Chelsea may have been slapped with a major points deduction this season.

The Man City star believes the authorities need to severely punish clubs for the actions of their fans. He said:

I don’t think generally that walking off is a great solution, but players should not be punished for it. Punishments need to be harsher and money just doesn’t hurt the rich clubs or football associations.

So I would call for an automatic nine-point deduction for racist abuse. It sounds harsh but which fan will risk racist behaviour if it might relegate their team or ruin their title bid?

As well as that, the club should have to play three games behind closed doors. That way, they lose revenue as a direct consequence of racist behaviour.

Also see: Good for Liverpool: Kevin De Bruyne’s Man City injury update.

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via 101 Great Goals

April 23, 2019 at 01:09AM


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