Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Danilo Backs Sterling over His Gun Tattoo

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Danilo Backs Sterling over His Gun Tattoo

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CITY defender Danilo has dismissed the controversy surrounding team-mate Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo.

The body art was highlighted on the front page of Tuesday's edition of a national newspaper, with the 23-year-old defending it through a post on Instagram from England's training camp at St George's Park, where he is preparing for the World Cup.

The Blues forward wrote: "When I was 2 my father died from being gunned down to death 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 N still unfinished."

The FA has supported Sterling and his 'honest and heartfelt account' of why he had the new tattoo - and now City team-mate Danilo has backed his colleague. …

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