London (CNN)Football star Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to "fuel racism" in their portrayal of young black players, the day after he was subjected to alleged racist abuse in the Premier League.
Raheem Sterling: Manchester City star accuses British newspapers of helping to 'fuel racism' in football
Sterling said he "expects no better" following the incident during Manchester City's 2-0 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The incident, which showed supporters allegedly shouting racial abuse at Sterling, was captured on camera and widely shared on social media, is being investigated by police, Chelsea and the English Football Association.
In a heartfelt post written on Instagram, Sterling said he "just had to laugh" at the events of Saturday before urging newspapers to treat both black and white players equally.
"Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game, as you can see by my reaction, I just had to laugh because I don't expect no better," he wrote.