Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has sent an inspiring letter of support to young fan who was racially abused.
Sterling wrote: “Dear Ethan, I have recently been told from your loving Nanna Sue about the tough time you are having with racial abuse.
“Remember to stand tall and be proud of who you are and don’t let them take away your courage.
“You are strong and very brave, and your Nanna is also very proud of you.
“Keep being you kid. Remember speaking up doesn’t always make life easy, but easy never changed anything.”
Sterling himself was a subject of abuse against Chelsea earlier this season.
In an Instagram post, Sterling wrote: “I just want to say, I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point heard I will speak up.”