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Jordan Henderson speaks out on Sterling racial abuse incident in Montenegro

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has spoken out on racial abuse incident towards England national team players, including Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling.

Both Rose and Sterling have been racially abused by fans during Euro – 2020 qualifiers match against Montenegro.

“After the events of the past week involving the England national team, I can’t think of a more appropriate time for this to be happening,” Henderson said ahead of the EPL match against Tottenham (via LiverpoolECHO).

“On Monday night I was in Montenegro with England and witnessed the horrendous abuse suffered by a number of our players.

“It’s a surreal experience seeing it unfold and quite frankly feeling helpless to do anything practical in that moment to stop it.

“As a professional footballer you are used to being shouted at and abused, but in my individual experience it’s because I’m an opposition player or people don’t think I’m any good.

“To be abused simply because of who you are is something I can’t comprehend and yet on Monday night it was there for millions watching at home, as well as those of us in the stadium, to witness.”

Liverpool will face Tottenham later today. Manchester City have taken 3 points yeterday after the Fulham match and are now 2 points ahead of Mereyside club.

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