Sterling dropped by England over bust up

jsp

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Seen a few people saying that Southgate has over reacted and it should have been kept quiet but I think something like this always gets out now the days of burying this story with a fake injury are over as dressing room leaks are so widespread it doesn't take much for it to get out now.

Sterling seems to have accepted the punishment he's probably thankful for the week off and Southgate has set down a marker in terms of behaviour which is you leave your club problems at the door when you arrive with the national team. I wonder if Southgate might consider letting the guys who's played on Sunday's report a day later for national duty just to allow that tension to ease and things to calm but it's tough as he only has a small window with the team so while I doubt the players train I'm guessing they're involved in all the team meetings.

I do think if it had been a vital game with more riding on it then they probably would have just let it slide he's our best player and in football we all know it is one rule for one and one rule another the top players will get away with more than the average ones because managers have to win. It's not fair but it is the way it is.
 

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Absolute joke. So he's dropped for fighting his corner but he's still training?
 

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Absolute joke. So he's dropped for fighting his corner but he's still training?
He’s dropped from tonight’s game as punishment for grabbing a team mate by the throat.

He’s still with the squad because it’s a one game punishment and he’ll be playing Sunday.

I think he’s been quite lucky. The other way around and Gomes grabs Sterling and he’s probably sent home and not called up in to future squads. His talent has allowed him to get away with it a bit and the fact he’s probably the poster boy of English football at the moment.
 

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Yeah the story is Gomez came over to apologise and offered his hand to Sterling who snapped and grabbed him by the throat you can't allow that stuff to come into the camp so Southgate has done the right thing.

Southgate is big on culture in a dressing room if this was a club thing where the story could be controlled Sterling would be missing the weekend with a "muscle injury" because it's the national team they know the story will get out they've told the truth straight away so they can deal with it on a Monday/Tuesday rather than the day before a game.
 

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