Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is one of the most promising young players in English football at the moment – there are no two ways about it.
The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2013-14 and has continued his brilliant form this campaign, both for the Reds and for England.
One of the few England players to have played remotely well at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the summer, Sterling was in fine form on Monday evening as the Three Lions kicked off their Euro 2016 qualification campaign with a win.
The teenager was in breathtaking form against Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park in Basel in the Three Lions’ opening Group E game and was a key player in their 2-0 triumph.
Sterling’s rise to prominence both for Liverpool and England has been sensational, and has been the subject of column-inches in British papers for a while.
One British tabloid took it a bit too far for the youngster’s liking, describing his country of birth, Jamaica, in less than glowing terms.
‘NOT many Three Lions stars grew up in a gun-filled Jamaican slum’, wrote The Sun in a feature about Sterling on Tuesday.
Sterling, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, was clearly not impressed with how the tabloid described the Caribbean country and took to social networking site Twitter to express his annoyance: