Brave Sterling’s done football a favour

Natalie Sawyer is joined by Alyson Rudd, Henry Winter and Matthew Syed to discuss a weighty issue in the world of football.


Raheem Sterling was allegedly the victim of racist abuse during Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.


On Sunday, Sterling took to social media and said that newspapers fuel racism when it comes to young black players. The panel discuss whether incidents like the one at Stamford Bridge stem from sub-consciously negative coverage of young black players. And does that create a climate from which a more extreme form of racism can flourish in grounds around the country?


On the field, with Liverpool overtaking City into top spot, do we have a proper title race on our hands? Has hat-trick hero Mo Salah just put the fear of God into Premier League defences? And how will the Reds fare against Napoli in their Champions League decider?


Plus with Cardiff making 4 home wins out of 5 and climbing to 14th, were we all too quick to write the Bluebirds and Neil Warnock off?

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