Raheem Sterling Reacts to White Lives Matters Banner Seen Above Etihad Stadium

Raheem Sterling Reacts to White Lives Matters Banner Seen Above Etihad Stadium

Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling, has reiterated the call for a change against the black ethnic group after a plane carrying a “White Lives Matter” banner was seen above the Etihad on Monday during the club’s clash with Burnley.

The banner also sparked outrage amid ongoing protests and demonstrations against racial inequality.

After the game that City won comfortably 5-0, Sterling took to his Twitter and wrote: #TimeForChange with the picture of the banner.



As part of the campaign against racial inequality, all Premier League players wore “Black Lives Matter” across the back of their shirts, which replaced their names since the return of football after the COVID-19 pandemic. This was to pay the tribute following protests that began in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd.

The protest also resonated across the world as the likes of Weston McKennie, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Thuram, Romelu Lukaku amongst others made displays in the Bundesliga, and the Italian Serie A while Marcelo was headlining those in La Liga.

In addition to a patch of the NHS to commemorate the work of the frontline workers during the pandemic on jerseys, they also had a Black Lives Matter patch on their shirts. Players have also been partaking in a moment of silence before kickoff, while also taking a knee on the opening whistle to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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