Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward says newspapers ‘fuel racism’ in football

Raheem Sterling was allegedly the victim of racial abuse during Manchester City’s defeat by Chelsea

Newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” by the ways in which they portray young black footballers, says Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

Sterling, 24, posted on social media a day after suffering alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations.

“All I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity and give all players an equal chance,” he said.

In a post on Instagram,