Raheem Sterling has expressed his disappointment at England supporters for booing Joe Gomez when he came in as a substitute in the Three Lions’ 7-0 Euro 2020 bashing of Montenegro on Thursday.
That win meant England had qualified for the EURO 2020 tournament.
The two, Sterling and Gomez, were involved in an altercation at Anfield Stadium earlier on Sunday, where Sterling grabbed the young Liverpool defender by the throat for pushing him towards the barricades.
Sterling, who watched from the stands, having been dropped for the game as a result of the incident, has already taken full responsibility for the incident but felt the need to repeat his comments after Thursday’s game.
“To all the England fans, I wanted to leave things at it was but tonight I have to speak again,” Sterling wrote on his social media handle.
“It was hard for me to see my team-mate get booed for something that was my fault.
“Joe hasn’t done anything wrong and for me to see someone who keeps his head down and works hard especially after a difficult week for him to be booed when he came on tonight was wrong.
“I’ve taken full responsibility and accepted the consequence. I felt as though I had to say this, get home safe everyone.”
The Manchester City Winger claimed he was at fault for whatever transpired on Sunday and urged the England supporters not to boo Joseph Gomez.