Raheem Sterling has backed the Black lives Matter movement while insisting “that only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting”
Black Lives Matter movement has spread across the continents of the world from Africa to Asia, and most prominent in the United States from where it originated.
The campaign began last month after a black African American man George Floyd was killed while in police custody Minneapolis.
Many have come out to condemn the protest the brings about a large number of people gathering at a place, thereby breaking the social distancing rule amid the coronavirus pandemic, alleging fears of a possible resurgence of the virus.
However, Manchester City Star has supported the Black lives matter movement.
He told BBC Newsnight: “I know this might sound a little bit cheesy, but the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting.
“This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years. Just like the [coronavirus] pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it.
“At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing. They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing, and they are fighting for their cause. he added.
“As long as they are doing it peacefully and safely and not hurting anybody and not breaking into any stores, they continue to protest in this peaceful way.”
The ex-Liverpool forward also revealed that more needs to be done, insisting changes needs to be implemented.
“It’s been going on for hundreds of years and people are tired and people are ready for change.
“This is something that needs more than just talking. We need to actually implement change and highlight the places that do need changes.
Sterling has been a victim of racial abuse from fans of the Chelsea football club in a match against the London side at Stamford bridge in 2008.