A manifesto signed by England star Raheem Sterling and fellow footballers to combat racism in the sport received a positive response from English football’s governing body on Wednesday.
There have been calls for players to leave the pitch if they are abused but Sterling said he felt that would be the wrong move.
A Raheem-Sterling-inspired Manchester City routed Aston Villa 3-0 to close gap on leaders Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were on the target as Villa were mauled by a rampant City
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City opened the defence of their Premier League title in style on Saturday before Tottenham recovered to beat Aston Villa, courtesy of two Harry Kane strikes.
Sterling stated that he isn’t scared about the prospect of returning to the field during such unprecedented times, but he wants the conditions to be safe not just for the footballers but also for others who are associated with the game.