The Manchester Derby between Man City and Man United was tarnished by scenes in the latter stages of the game when Fred was struck by an object thrown from the stands and a man was caught on camera seemingly racially abusing United midfielder Fred.

One player who was in the area when the incident took place was Raheem Sterling.

Sterling has rightly been praised for his stance against racism in recent years but he did get some criticism when he failed to condemn Bernardo Silva following his ill-advised tweet about Benjamin Mendy.

These Liverpool fans took to social media to criticise their ex-player when he seemingly stood by and didn’t intervene during the Derby, unlike some of his teammates.

However, these supporters stuck up for Sterling.

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It’s very dangerous to assume what Sterling did, or didn’t, see and hear at the time so taking to social media to criticise him doesn’t sit too well with me.

Sterling has done a lot to call out racism in the country and I’d be willing to admit that he will be outraged by what happened at the Etihad.