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Raheem Sterling writes emotional piece to young fan after facing abuse

Raheem Sterling has sent a heart-warming letter to a young Manchester City fans who was abused racially.

Raheem Sterling

Sterling 24 told the young Manchester City fan to be proud of who he is and feel courageous.

Raheem Sterling who recently suffered racial abuse at Chelsea when his side Manchester City lost 2-0 against the London side has sent a letter to a young City fan who suffered similar fate after her grandmother revealed his predicament.

"Stand tall, don't let them take away your courage," Sterling wrote.

"You are strong and very brave and your nanna is also very proud of you. Keep being you kid."

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In reaction to the abuse he was subjected to at Stamford Bridge, Sterling said newspapers "fuel racism" by their coverage of young black footballers.

"All I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity and give all players an equal chance," he said in December.

In a post on Instagram, Sterling said he "had to laugh" when he heard the alleged racist remarks during the game because he expects "no better".

Sterling, who has scored nine goals in the Premier League so far this season, ended his note with more words of support for the Blues fan, along with a signed image of himself.

He said: "Remember speaking up doesn't always make life easy, but easy never changed anything."

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