Raheem Sterling is mad at the way Joe Gomez was booed by some England fans booed him for his part in this week’s drama.
This week has seen drama at the England camp reach “soap opera” level.
Raheem Sterling’s battle with Joe Gomez carried over from the Manchester City Liverpool game into St Georges and the England team.
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) November 11, 2019
Sterling to his credit accepted full responsibility and even issued an apology to Gomez and the team.
With the exception of some story manipulation and opinions in the tabloids, the matter was done and dusted.
Apparently not for a small minority of England fans, who view Gomez as the villain rather than the victim.
In what was not only a celebration in a 7-0 victory and qualification for Euro 2020, it was also England’s 1000th international game as a nation.
A small group decided to boo Gomez as he was introduced as a 70th-minute substitute for Mason Mount.
Joe Gomez is on for England
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 14, 2019
Sterling who was present at the match to support his team was disgusted by the acts.
He has taken to social media to defend his one-time victim and teammate Gomez and reiterate that he was the culprit.
To all the @England fans, I wanted to leave things at it was but tonight I have to speak again : it was hard for me to see my team mate get booed for something that was my fault. Joe hasn’t done anything wrong & for me to see someone who keeps his head down and work hard..
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) November 14, 2019