Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling takes offence with headline that described native Jamaica as a 'gun-filled slum'

Sterling took to Twitter to vent his frustration at article in The Sun

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Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has taken issue with to a recent headline that referenced Jamaica, where he was born, as a “gun-filled slum”.

Although he did not state the name of the paper, it is believed Sterling took offence to the headline ran on The Sun's Twitter feed to link to a story about the player, which read: ‘Raheem Sterling: from gun-filled Jamaican slum to Anfield hero’

The 19-year-old took to Twitter last night to deny that he came from such a place, and described Jamaica as paradise.

Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to London at the age of five. He has won nine caps for England, and excelled in their 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying match against Switzerland on Monday night.


The Sun is despised in Liverpool for their coverage of The Hillsborough disaster. The paper have since profoundly apologised for the false reports on the tragedy.