No Stones left unturned for Sterling
Raheem Sterling’s treatment by sections of the English press over the years has been a source of not inconsiderable bemusement, not least to the fella himself who spoke out about it last month. Among the offences highlighted since he first came to prominence was that time he bought his Ma a house, which proved that he’s flashy, and that other time he took an easyJet flight, evidence that he’s stingy.
One of the finer moments was when the Sun used his photo for a report on an amateur footballer convicted of drug dealing, even though Sterling had abso- lutely no connection to him, the only link the fact that they both kick footballs and are black.
The Daily Mail produced another doozy along those lines last week. Over a story about “LOVE RAT!” John Stones leaving his partner, they used a photo of the Manchester City defender with, yes, Raheem Sterling. As Football 365 noted, “his face adorns the central picture, where Stones takes up about 15 per cent of the shot”.
Sterling’s connection to Stones’ domestic troubles? Eh, absolutely none.