(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has backed the Black Lives Matter protests currently taking place across the world and believes that ‘the only disease right now is the racism we are fighting’.
The 25-year-old England international has remained vocal about discrimination and vowed to continue to speak out about the issue.
Protests have taken place in London, Bristol, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh after George Floyd’s death in America.
Floyd, 46, died while being arrested in Minneapolis on May 25 – and the four officers involved have now been charged over his death.
But wide-scale marches have since been held across the world, with a host of sportsmen and women using their influence to lend support to the movement.
In an interview set to be broadcast on Monday evening, Sterling told BBC Newsnight: ‘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.