Man City forward Raheem Sterling on Tuesday said, “now is the time to act” against racism after he made a similar statement last week amid the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests that were sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in the U.S.
The Black Lives Matter protests have also brought up a debate about the lack of black coaches and managers within British sports, mostly football.
Raheem Sterling said that black people are “tired” and are looking forward to seeing meaningful action in the direction of bringing black people at the corridors of power.
“I feel like I speak for most black people, everyone is tired. With the protesting that is going on you see what is happening in America transferring to the UK,” Manchester City star Sterling told Sky Sports.
“A lot of people have been in silence and is using this opportunity as a moment to be one and try to get not just answers but changes to society.
“It is something that is coming up a lot more which is a good thing. I truly do believe that now is the time that we have to act. I am doing my bit behind the scenes.”
Sterling’s latest statement follows a day after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a government review into “all aspects of inequality” following a wave of anti-racism protests in the UK.
David Lammy, justice spokesperson for the main opposition Labour party claim that the review, one of several in recent years, was simply a scheme to delay meaningful action and appeared to have been “written on the back of a fag (cigarette) packet yesterday to assuage the Black Lives Matter protest”.