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Sterling hits out at Bonucci comments

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has branded Leonardo Bonucci’s comments on the Moise Kean racial incident as laughable.

Kean, 19, made global headlines after Tuesday’s Serie A win due to the unsavoury scenes that sparked after celebrating his goal at the Sardegna Arena.

READ: ‘Kean carries 50/50 blame for racist chants’

While the serious issue has caused widespread debate over prospective measures needed to be taken in order to eradicate the issues that continue to plague Italian football.

Sterling, who’s been at the forefront of the fight against racism after being subjected to alleged media bias and chants during international fixtures with England has hit back at Bonucci for playing down the events.

“The blame is 50-50 Bonucci? All I can do is laugh,” he wrote on his official Instagram account.

Meanwhile, Kean’s agent Mino Raiola told the BBC that players who are not up to stand against racism should leave Juve.

“Nobody should justify racism in any way or form,” Raiola said. “Racism is equal as ignorance. There is no excuse for it. Federation, clubs and players should draw one line.

“Nobody should justify racism in any way or form,” Raiola said. “Racism is equal as ignorance. There is no excuse for it. Federation, clubs and players should draw one line.

“A country like Italy should be leading on this given how many millions of Italians live abroad. You cannot be racist and Italian. You cannot be human and racist.

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