In an exclusive interview with the BlueMoon Podcast, former Manchester City winger Kiki Musampa has supported Raheem Sterling’s tackle of racism in football, but claims we should ‘do something‘ now that we’ve heard him.
Raheem Sterling has made his stance on the issue of racism in football very clear recently, following incidents directly involving himself as well as the England national side in the past 12 months.
Sterling was subject to a vicious verbal attack by a Chelsea supporter at Stamford Bridge in December 2018, while most recently, the England national team were subject to substantial racial abuse in their European Championship qualifying fixture against Bulgaria in October.
Former Manchester City winger Kiki Musampa has spoken out on Sterling’s tackling of racism in the game, in an exclusive interview with the Blue Moon Podcast. Musampa stated that we should ‘hear‘ Sterling’s stance and ‘do something about it‘.
Musampa said: “I think it’s a good thing that he voiced out his feeling. I think if that’s the way he feels it and that’s the way he experiences it, people should respect that. They should really consider that and do something about it because I don’t think he’s the type of guy who will voice out something just to get some attention. He doesn’t need it.”
“If he voices out something and says something about it, then it’s something we need to take very seriously because that’s the way he experiences it. We should hear him and we should do something about it.”
Musampa continued: “I’m happy that he’s voicing out his feelings because I think there’s a lot of players out there who experience something negative or something bad, but they wouldn’t take about it or say anything about it.”
Raheem Sterling’s stance on racism in football has not only earned recognition from fellow and ex-professionals in the game, but has also lead to the England winger being recognised as one of the most influential young sportspersons today.
Last month, Sterling was recognised at the 2019 Ethnicity awards alongside the likes of Emeli Sandé, for his efforts in promoting equality for minority groups. While most recently, the former Liverpool man was recognised as one of the top 100 most influential black Britons, as he was named on the 2020 Black Powerlist.
The full interview with Kiki Musampa will be available from Friday 8th November: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bluemoon-podcast/id327055102
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