The Raheem Sterling incident is hitting heavy on Joe Gomez. What starte off as just a normal on the pitch verbal taunt, the Manchester City star reportedly assaulted his compatriot in the training ground canteen just prior to today’s Montenegro qualifier. And now, the Liverpool center back is facing massive heckle from supporters.
Sterling missed the fixture as Gareth Southgate’s boys raided the Balkans 7-0 at Wembley, Gomez was subbed in for Mason Mount in the 70th minute, and still one goal to go. However, the home fans weren’t pleased to miss the 24 year old winger, and as soon as Gomez stepped on field, booing started and some even screamed: ‘You’re the reason I can’t see Sterling today’.
Check out this clip below, captured by one YouTuber named Owen Howell, who was present today at the stadium, and posted it on Twitter.
— Owen Howell (@OwenHowellYT) November 14, 2019
Apparently, the English coach condemned the whole incident that took place behind in the stands.
“No, I don’t understand it. No England player should ever be booed.” Southgate told Sky Sports.
“Him and Raheem are very close and the whole team are very close so we don’t want to see anybody treated in that way.” the 46 year old added.
With the 11 minute opener from Oxlade-Chamberlain, skipper Harry Kane secured a hat trick, along with goals from Rashford and Tammy Abraham, and one own goal from Montenegro defender Aleksandar Šofranac.