Sturridge issues plea to fans after being targeted with lighters during match

first_img Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ But celebrations for Sturridge were marred by this incident and he took to social media to let fans know of his disappointment.The former Liverpool man wrote: “Away game = 3 points, 2 assists oh and 3 lighters, yes that is 3 lighters in my hand.“All jokes aside. Fans, please don’t throw things on the pitch. The players’ safety shouldn’t be in danger from the fans and vice versa.“Rivalries in football are a big thing but it shouldn’t get to the level where you want to harm an opposition player. Daniel Sturridge has issued a plea to fans to stop launching objects onto the pitch after he was targeted with three lighters while playing for Trabzonspor.The striker, 30, posted a photo of himself removing the lighters during the Turkish Super Lig derby win at Antalyaspor. Sturridge is now playing his football in Turkey after leaving Liverpool in the summer update Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 1 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target appointed Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship stalemate statement GETTY rookie error latest Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff “Setting a good example for the kids sitting next to you in the stadium will hopefully allow this to not happen regularly in the future, they will think it’s OK to act like that when it’s not.“You know I love the banter with fans but sometimes it’s a little too far.“Much love anyway have a good start to the week.”Goals from Alexander Sorloth, Anthony Nwakaeme and Yusuf Sari secured the 3-1 victory for Trabzonspor, who are third in the Turkish top flight.There was a similar incident in the Premier League at the weekend, too, with Manchester United midfielder Fred being struck by an object in their win over Manchester City.It’s not clear what hit the Brazilian but TV cameras showed lighters were thrown on to the Etihad Stadium turf.A 41-year-old man was arrested on Sunday morning after a video on social media appeared to show Fred being the subject of a monkey gesture.last_img

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