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Sterling calls for EPL to clamp down on racism

LONDON: England star Raheem Sterling has called on the Premier League to show the way to other European countries in the fight against racism.

Sterling and his England team-mates were subjected to racist chants during Sunday’s 5-1 victory in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro in Podgorica.

Sterling reacted by pulling his ears in front of the home fans when he scored England’s fifth goal, with a missile thrown in his direction in retaliation.

“Banning one or two people is not going to change anything,” Sterling said in quotes reported by the British media on Tuesday. “That’s just one or two people and then there will be next game again and you are going to ban one or two fans again.

I think there has to be a more serious take on this. “The same rules should apply everywhere. It’s no time to be just cancelling out two people’s season tickets.”

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