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Man City winger Sterling defends gun tattoo

01 June, 2018, 17:54 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Raheem Sterling has revealed the motivation behind getting the tattoo

The assault rifle tattoo on England winger Raheem Sterling's right lower leg.

"We demand he has the tattoo lasered off or covered up with a different tattoo".

Speaking in The Sun, she said: "This tattoo is disgusting". Raheem should hang his head in shame.It's totally unacceptable.

A gun tattoo doesn't look like his greatest idea ever (and yes I read his Instagram post, which was very sad), but who actually cares?

In the hours since, a number of people have come to his defence.

Raheem Sterling says his controversial tattoo of a gun is partly a tribute to his father, who was killed when he was only two years old.

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The star, who moved to the United Kingdom with his mother at the age of five, has enjoyed a stellar season at Manchester City - scoring 18 goals while helping the team to win the English Premier League.

The Manchester City man is training alongside his England team mates at St George's Park this week, and despite doing nothing of note he has been splashed across the front page of one publication.

But Sterling said it reflects a vow he made to "never touch a gun" after his father was shot dead when he was a boy. Talented, determined footballer, role model for a lot of kids, a great success story. He also added the tattoo had "deeper meaning" and was still unfinished.

The FA underlined its support for Sterling on Tuesday afternoon, with a spokesperson saying: "We all support Raheem Sterling and acknowledge the honest and heartfelt account he gave via Instagram last night".

There have even been calls from the media to drop Sterling from the England World Cup squad entirely, even for him to be fined by City.

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