Sterling complained, UEFA opened an inquiry. Montenegro – England, qualifying for the Euro2020, was not easy for Raheem Sterling and the other English players of African descent. Raheem Sterling, who scored England's fifth goal, accused Montenegrin supporters of chanting racist chants against team-mate Danny Rose following a disagreement between Aleksandar Boljevic, Jordan Henderson and Rose, prompting the referee to admonish him yellow card all players involved.
After making the fifth goal of the English, the Manchester City forward celebrated with his hands on his ears. At the end of the meeting, he justified the gesture with the racist songs he was targeted during the game, which took place in Podgorica.
"The best way to silence enemies (and, yes, I mean racist)," Sterling writes in his Twitter account, shortly after telling the BBC what happens.
"It's a very sad situation after a big win. I do not think it was heard only by two or three people." The whole bank listened, "Sterling told the BBC, noting that if the stadium has a capacity of 15,000 spectators, "If your supporters chant racist songs, the whole stadium should be punished so that no one can see them."
The case did not go unnoticed by UEFA, which on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into racist behavior by supporters of Montenegro.
In addition to allegations of racist behavior by supporters, the Montenegro team also faces an investigation into the use of pyrotechnic devices, throwing objects, disturbances among fans and blocking stadium ladders.
The case against the Montenegrin national team, ranked fourth in Group A qualifying for Euro2020, will be reviewed by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Discipline Committee on 16 May.
England defeated Montenegro 5-1 on Matchday two of Group A. The English reached six points, ten goals scored and one conceded in two matches.