Sterling Pays For 550 Students From His Old School To Go To FA Cup Sem
Raheem Sterling has once again proven himself to be not only a wonderful player but a wonderful person by providing 550 students from his old school with the chance to see Manchester City‘s FA Cup semi final on Saturday.
For many people Raheem Sterling deserves to win the Premier League Player of the Year award after an incredible season with Manchester City and scored 19 goals in all competitions for the club.
By the end of the season Sterling could have won a quadruple with City and then go on to win the Nations League with England in Portugal, where he’s also become a major player in the squad.
But it’s not just on the pitch where the 24 year old has won plaudits and his standing up to racism has made him a voice in the sport.
Now Sterling has made himself even more of a man of the people, not his intention, by paying for 550 tickets for the FA Cup semi final, along with travel, for students at Ark Elvin Academy where he went to school.
According to the Daily Mail the children will travel up to Manchester to see the team at their training complex before going back down to London.
On Saturday they will be at City’s semi final against Brighton as Pep Guardiola’s side attempt to stay on tracks for an unprecedented quadruple this season.
One source told the newspaper, “Raheem wanted to do something for the kids from his old school and approached the club to see what could be done. They are going to come up and meet him and then they are going to watch him in action.
‘It pretty much sums up the kind of guy he is. He hasn’t made a fuss over it and he doesn’t really want attention. It’s just a decent thing to do.”
It’s difficult not to like Sterling and there’s no reason why you’d want to. It’s a brilliant gesture from the City forward.