Raheem Sterling’s passionate goal celebration against Hungary was dedicated to a late friend, The Sun reports.
Sterling, who was England’s star performer at Euro 2020 over the summer, continued his excellent goal-scoring form for The Three Lions with the opening goal away to Hungary in World Cup qualifying.
The Manchester City winger shrugged off the hostile atmosphere, and reports of monkey chants [as reported by Sky News], to make the difference for his country on the night.
Having found the back of the Hungarian net, Sterling took off his England top to reveal an undershirt which read, “LOVE YOU FOREVER STEFFIE GREGG.”
Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring England’s opening goal in Hungary
While we were previously in the dark as to who Sterling was dedicating the goal to, The Sun have revealed that Steffie Gregg is a friend of the England star who recently passed away from complications from COVID-19.
The report notes that Gregg, who had underlying health issues, sadly died at the age of just 26. She had previously been to watch Sterling in action at the Etihad.