England winger Raheem Sterling has taken to social media to criticise fans who booed Joe Gomez during their 7-0 win over Montenegro in Euro 2020 qualifying.
The Manchester City player did not take part in the tie after he clashed with Liverpool defender Gomez during the week. Gareth Southgate dropped Sterling after the incident, but a section of fans took issue with Gomez and jeered him during the game at Wembley Stadium.
In a statement penned to England fans, Sterling declared that his international team-mate had done nothing wrong.
"It was hard for me to see my teammate get booed for something that was my fault."
especially after a difficult week for him to be booed when he came on tonight was wrong.
I’ve taken full responsibility and accepted the consequence.
I felt as though I had to say this get home safe every one ❤️ #Euro2020
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) November 14, 2019
England won the game comfortably thanks to a Harry Kane hat-trick as well as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and an own-goal.