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Manchester City: Fans fume over Southgate’s decision to drop Sterling

Manchester City: Fans fume over Southgate’s decision to drop Sterling

As Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday, taking a massive forward step in the title race, Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez were involved in a scuffle. 

Was Southgate right to drop Raheem Sterling?

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As a result, England manager Gareth Southgate took the decision to drop Sterling from the international side’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.

This comes after tensions were still flying high in the wake of the Reds’ victory at Anfield, prompting Gomez and Sterling to have a heated moment in the national team’s private area between training, with reports claiming the two players had to be pulled apart by their England teammates.

One report has since added that Gomez appeared later with a scratch next to his eye, and Sterling has now apologised.

Speaking to the BBC, Southgate explained:

“We have taken the decision to not consider Raheem for the match against Montenegro on Thursday. My feeling is that the right thing for the team is the action we have taken.

“Now that the decision has been made with the agreement of the entire squad, it’s important that we support the players and focus on Thursday night.”

As a result, City supporters reacted with criticism, taking to Twitter and voicing their distaste towards the manager’s decision, here’s what they had to say:

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