Raheem Sterling showed off a new tattoo on his right leg in England training today. Described as a “sick new tattoo” by The Sun, notorious for courting controversy, the tattoo depicts a rifle pointing downward to his foot.
However, despite some apparent outrage from anti-gun campaigners, Sterling, once again the victim of media bullying, has quickly taken to Instagram to explain the meaning behind his tattoo.
On his Instagram Story, Raheem wrote: “When I was 2 my father died from being gunned down to death. I made a promise to myself I would never touch a gun in my life time. I shoot with my right foot so it has a deeper meaning. N still unfinished.”
Once again, the media has gone after Sterling, the victim of several smear campaigns in recent years, forcing the 23-year-old City star to defend himself this time.
Raheem Sterling has posted a response on Instagram to so-called 'outrage' at him getting a gun tattoo on his leg. pic.twitter.com/LPdJNgkhec
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