Raheem Sterling Pays For 550 Children To Watch Manchester City vs. Brighton

Raheem Sterling Pays For 550 Children To Watch Manchester City vs. Brighton
Apr 4, 2019

Manchester City News

Raheem Sterling has paid for 550 tickets, as well as travel, for children from his former school to attend Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton at Wembley.

The 24-year-old is set to meet pupils of Ark Elvin Academy at City’s training ground on Thursday before they attend the clash in Pep Guardiola’s quadruple chase on Saturday.

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According to MailSport, City have failed to sell out their Wembley allocation of over 30,000 and have had to return 2,000 tickets to the FA. A semi-final win would see the club move closer to that so-desired quadruple, having already won the Capital One Cup, sitting top in the Premier League and into the Champions League quarter-finals, drawing Tottenham.

However, City’s lack of ticket sales doesn’t discredit Sterling’s incredible gesture and the England star has had a growing influence in the battle against racism in football as of late, most notably after he was witness to it in Montenegro.

After Juventus’ 19-year-old Moise Kean suffered monkey chants against Cagliari, team-mate Leonardo Bonucci insisted Kean should take half of the blame following his celebration in front of the home fans. Sterling was quick to call out the Italian’s comments on his Instagram story and wrote ‘all you can do now is laugh’.

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It remains to be seen as to who will win the Premier League title out of Manchester City and Liverpool, with Sterling also facing competition for the Player of the Season award from Dutchman Virgil van Dijk. However, one thing that is for certain is Sterling’s off-field behaviour is just as good as what he’s producing on the pitch, with his gesture to Wembley-based pupils yet more evidence of his ever-growing humility.

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