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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is tabloid scum

by | 16th, April 2015

Sterling Watch: The Daily Raheem Sterling: a look at the Liverpool player in the tabloid Press. 


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Writing in the Sun , Rod Liddle says the Kop are “fed up with Sterling”, who “represents an awful lot of what is wrong with modern football”. Sterling is guilty of “mind-bending greed”. Liverpool fans are forced to endure the player who thinks he’s outgrown them kissing the badge in a “sickening display of conterfeit loyalty”.

Liddle then notes the shisha pipe smoking and nitrous oxide inhaling, before turning to Sterling’s reported inability to recall when the son he sired at 17 was born. The greed and the badge kissing are parts of the modern game. They are awful and as unwelcome as jester hats, talk of the “football family” and the PA announcer who drowns out the singing to scream “Make Some Noise!”.  But is it fair to blame football for Sterling’s parenting or recretional use of legal drugs?

Yes, says Liddle.

Sterling is “allowed to get away with doing whatever he likes because that’s what Premier League footballers do”.

Liddle concedes that there are “a few who lead decent lives”. A few? Liverpool’s squad consists of 41-players. Aside from Sterling, the only player to attract non-footballing headlines is Mario Balotelli, who has updated the fireworks code ( keep away from bathroom towels ), posted iffy messages on social media and been the

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