Chelsea fan who racially abused Raheem Sterling says that he called him a MANC c***, not a black one

Chelsea fan who racially abused Raheem Sterling says that he called him a MANC c***, not a black one

The lifelong Blues supporter has lost his job and season ticket following the incident

The Chelsea fan who racially abused Raheem Sterling on Saturday insists that he called the England winger a Manc c***, not a black one.

Colin Wing, 60, admitted: “I’m deeply ashamed of my own behaviour”.

Wing, from Beckenham in south-east London, was caught on camera hurling disgusting racial abuse at Sterling during the Blues 2-0 win over Manchester City in Saturday’s evening kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea fan, who has spent the last 50 years watching his club, has lost his job and season ticket following the incident, saying: “Everybody’s got what they wanted”. Dry those eyes mate.

“I’m deeply ashamed by my own behaviour and I feel really bad. But I didn’t call him a black c***, I called him a Manc c***.

“I’ve been going to Chelsea for 50 years now and, because of where I sit, I’m picked up on the camera most weeks. If I had a history of saying this sort of thing I would’ve been caught by now,” added Wing.

Sterling however has told police that he heard racist language used, and although it’s not a complete certainty, it’s quite obvious from the footage what was actually said to the England starlet.

Mr Wing said: “Nobody around me said they heard anything. I want to apologise unreservedly to Raheem and hope he can be a better man than I am by accepting it.

“I offer him an unreserved apology. Even if it wasn’t racist, it’s not right what I said. Even the swearing is bad – but I got carried away.

“I was completely out of order, but I’ve lost my job and my season ticket now so everybody’s got what they wanted. So why can’t they leave me alone?”

Yesterday, Sterling posted a thought-provoking message on his Instagram, highlighting how the media portrays young black footballers in a negative light. He showed two stories ran by the Daily Mail regarding the exact same topic, and how the headline notably differed when talking about the black player.

 

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Good morning I just want to say , I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to heard I will speak up. Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better. For example you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for there mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are, but look how the news papers get there message across for the young black player and then for the young white payer. I think this in unacceptable both innocent have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded. This young black kid is looked at in a bad light. Which helps fuel racism an aggressive behaviour, so for all the news papers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all i have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity an give all players an equal chance.

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