Raheem Sterling: ‘The only disease right now is the racism’

England forward Raheem Sterling has given backing to peaceful protesting against anti-racism in awake of George Floyd’s death.

England decided to join fellow Americans on protesting Black Lives Matter movement with peaceful protesting.

Speaking to Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight in an interview to be broadcast on Monday evening, Sterling said: “I know this might sound a little bit cheesy but the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting.

“This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years.

“Just like the pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it.

“At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing.

“They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing, and they are fighting for their cause.

“As long as they are doing it peacefully and safely and not hurting anybody and not breaking into any stores, they continue to protest in this peaceful way.”