The Sun’s reputation in Liverpool falls further.
Liverpool and England star Raheem Sterling spent much of his childhood living in London, but he was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
His country of birth indirectly came under attack from The Sun newspaper earlier this week.
In an article titled “Raheem’s rise”, the tabloid published the words: “NOT many Three Lions stars grew up in a gun-filled Jamaican slum.”
Sterling, 19, was clearly offended by the way that the newspaper described the Caribbean island.
He took to Twitter to vent.
“Raheem Sterling: from gun-filled Jamaican slum to Anfield hero.”#onlyOneNewsPaper would come up with a story like this. Jamaica=paradise
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling31) September 9, 2014
The Sun is widely boycotted in Liverpool, after publishing inaccurate and offensive reports following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
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