Raheem Sterling ‘suffered racist abuse at Wembley’ during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria
- Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused by a Bulgaria fan at Wembley
- It is not the first time the winger has been a target while playing for England
- He scored one and set up another in the 4-0 qualifying win on Saturday night
England star Raheem Sterling was racially abused by a Bulgaria fan at Wembley during Saturday’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win.
The Evening Standard report that the visiting fan was ‘thrown out of the stadium and arrested’ for alleged racist abuse towards the Manchester City winger.
Sterling starred for Gareth Southgate’s side at the national stadium as he scored one and set up team-mate Harry Kane for another as England eased their opponents aside to take control of their qualifying group.
Raheem Sterling was reported to have been ‘racially abused by a Bulgaria fan at Wembley’
Sterling was on the scoresheet as England ran out comfortable 4-0 winners on Saturday night
The report goes on to detail that the ejected supporter was taken to a police station in north London before being released without charge.
Sterling, along with Southgate, was said to have been briefed on the alleged abuse at the full-time whistle.
A spokesperson for the Football Association said. ‘An individual seated in the away section was ejected and arrested for discriminatory abuse during the England v Bulgaria match.
The Manchester City and England winger was reported to have been briefed on it at full-time
‘Wembley Stadium operates a zero tolerance policy on anti-social and discriminatory behaviour and anyone found guilty will be ejected and reported to the police.’
This is not the first time in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign that England players have been the target of abuse.
Sterling and team-mate Danny Rose were two players targeted with offensive chants by Montenegro fans back in the qualifier in March.
Sterling starred again on Tuesday night as England beat Kosovo 5-3 at St Mary’s in Southampton.