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Bazile | 12:47 Tue 29th May 2018 | News
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Should a fuss be made about this tattoo ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44285455


//Lucy Cope, who founded group Mothers Against Guns after her son was shot dead in 2012, said Sterling should not play for England unless he gets rid of the tattoo.

Speaking to the Sun newspaper, she said: "This tattoo is disgusting. Raheem should hang his head in shame. It's totally unacceptable.

"We demand he has the tattoo lasered off or covered up with a different tattoo.

"If he refuses he should be dropped from the England team. He's supposed to be a role model but chooses to glamorise guns."//


Raheem says
//“When I was two my father died from being gunned down to death,” the 23-year-old said. “I made a promise to myself I would never touch a gun in my life time, I shoot with my right foot so it has a deeper meaning.”//

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If you think he's a fool that' s your choice as is having a gun tattoo is his. If you think he's weird google eyeball tattoo, you then might think a gun on the leg is quite normal.
I think tattoos are a personal choice, and the notion that people who think his is 'inappropriate' think he should be prevented from earning his living, is just wrong.

I think he's shot himself in the foot!
I think it's inappropriate in his role and he could have picked something far more relevant to remember his father by. Obviously I don't know the facts but I'd bet his father was not shot by an M16 assault rifle in Jamaica. Hope he keeps his socks up.
Prudie - // I think it's inappropriate in his role and he could have picked something far more relevant to remember his father by. //

This once again points to the issue of what constitutes a 'role model'.

I believe that young men are more like to follow Mr Stirling's football skills in terms of aspiration, rather than his body art.
I can't agree, young people at the impressionable age (and older people come to that) will often copy any aspect of the celebrity they aspire to or admire. Have you never read how a football boot, a shirt, a pair of shoes, a clutch bag, a hairstyle, a dress becomes sold out as soon as it's seen in the media worn by an object of admiration. I think you give them too much credit if you think they'll look beyond the physical appearance.
Prudie - // I think it's inappropriate in his role and he could have picked something far more relevant to remember his father by. //

I don’t think it’s to remember his father, it’s because as he says he “shoots from his right foot”
I think he mentions his fathers death by being shot and that he would “never touch a gun”,to say that he isn’t actually really into guns
//he says he “shoots from his right foot” //
apparently worth £80 million on the transfer market and he can't shoot with he left foot?

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//he says he “shoots from his right foot” //
apparently worth £80 million on the transfer market and he can't shoot with he left foot?


If he could he would maybe be worth £160 million
fair point :-)
My guess is that, as a youngster, he dreamed of becoming a top footballer. The words 'Role Model' would most likely have never entered his head. Celebs do not choose to become Role Models. This burden is thrust upon them by the media and those who appear to forget that footballers/film stars/pop stars/et al are, first and foremost, simply human beings.

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