Raheem Sterling believes clubs should be deducted nine points if their fans are found guilty of racist chanting.
Sterling has been the victim of a number of racist incidents for club and country this season, with the 24-year-old speaking out multiple times regarding football’s racism problem.
Speaking to The Times, RaheemSterling stated his belief that nothing will change if the punishments are lenient as they currently are, saying the issue makes him ‘very angry’ and ‘disappointed.’
“When I was a boy growing up in London, going to school and playing football, I didn’t know what racist abuse was because I never suffered any. So it seems crazy that, in 2019, I feel the need to write a piece in a newspaper calling for radical changes to the game that I love.
“But I do because the racism problem in football is so bad, runs so deep and is nowhere near being sorted.”