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Raheem Sterling: Tyrone Mings pulls out of Talksport appearance over coverage

Raheem Sterling: Tyrone Mings pulls out of Talksport appearance over coverage

December 11th, 2018
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Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings has pulled out of an interview with Talksport in protest at its coverage of the alleged racial abuse of Raheem Sterling.

Former Reading striker Dave Kitson told the station that Sterling had incited “jealousy” by exhibiting a luxury lifestyle on his social media.

Kitson added that there was “no excuse whatsoever” for any abuse.

“Like someone or dislike them, there is no ‘but’ or grey area when it comes to racism,” said Mings on Twitter.

“I’m fed up of broadcasting channels who have a huge voice allowing this.

“Silence is deadly for stations and outlets who rely on viewers and listeners.”

BBC Sport has contacted Talksport for a response while Mings declined a BBC Sport request for an interview.

Ex-Fulham and West Ham striker Leroy Rosenior, who has written about the racist abuse he received in his playing career, called Talksport to challenge Kitson’s comments on air.

England international Sterling, 24, was allegedly racially abused during Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations.

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