17 May 2020

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe urges white players to join Raheem Sterling's fight against racism in football

Ballon d'Or winner Megan Rapinoe has called on white footballers to join Raheem Sterling in tackling racism in football.

The US women's captain took part in a discussion with the Manchester City player on his YouTube channel on Sunday.

Rapinoe and Sterling spoke on his YouTube channel (YouTube)

"Hopefully other players, especially white players, will see that even just saying it, lending support, retweeting something you said or saying something of their own, they can just help so much," she said.

Sterling is a staunch advocate for the anti-racism drive in football (PA Images)

She continued by adding that even small actions can make a difference, saying: "I think people feel overwhelmed, like I don’t know what to do to help, I’ve got to start a huge charity, but you really don’t, you can just say something in support.

"We have millions of people that watch us, especially you guys in England that has the biggest, most popular league in the world. 

“You have this huge platform and the littlest thing can make such a difference,” she said.

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