By Dan Sansom
Final Up to date: 11/09/19 10:48pm
Watford captain Troy Deeney has praised Raheem Sterling for the best way he has dealt with racist abuse and says he has change into a task mannequin for younger individuals.
Sterling has been the topic of racist abuse at instances all through his profession and was allegedly focused once more throughout England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in opposition to Bulgaria at Wembley on Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a person was arrested on suspicion of an aggravated public order offence however following enquiries, he was launched with no additional motion.
When requested if racism has grown lately, Deeney informed Sky Sports activities: “The query can be, did it ever go away? That may be the most important query.
“I suppose we reside in a time the place we are able to spotlight it a lot simpler. We will spotlight it with social media and Raheem has change into the face and speaking level for all the pieces.
“The best thing he’s done is openly come out and spoken about it and that for many young kids coming up now should be the mantra of what to do. If you see an issue, speak about it.”
Again in April, Deeney mentioned he and his household have been subjected to racist abuse on social media following Watford’s FA Cup semi-final victory in opposition to Wolves.
The Watford striker responded by disabling feedback on his Instagram account after he obtained what he claims have been abusive messages from “small-minded people”, and he hopes social media firms are lastly beginning to take discover.
“Naturally you have to start with social media because it’s so powerful now,” Deeney mentioned.
“Hopefully Twitter, Instagram and these sorts of social media platforms can get an understanding of what it is like from a participant’s perspective and a traditional individual on the road, as a result of we’re almost in 2020 they usually should not be struggling that.
“We’ve to maintain working and preserve doing what we are able to to maneuver this world ahead.”
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