Man City debutant Zack Steffen eyes Raheem Sterling link-up to tackle racism

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen wants to link up with team-mate Raheem Sterling to continue the fight against racism and inequality.

Steffen, who will make his Champions League debut tonight against Marseille, is using his own VoyceNow foundation to combat racial inequality and help the most vulnerable in society.

“This year has opened up my eyes to how much good I can do off the field for the people who need a helping hand,” said Steffen.

“I have a lot of good people around me who share the same values and beliefs, so we want to help give back and help young people have as many opportunities as we had.

“For my foundation, we're really just laying down the groundwork and getting the paperwork in order. so that in 2021 we're going to hit the ground running.

“I would love to connect with Raheem and see what we can do together and if we can help each other out.”

US international Steffen, 25, revealed his dismay at Millwall fans booing their players for taking the knee before their game at the weekend and said education is the answer.

“It's very disappointing, but it also opens up your eyes again, because not everybody obviously fully understands the situation,” said Steffen.

“We can’t teach everyone, but we can at least talk to people and have these discussions and try and show them why we are fighting.

"Why we're taking a knee, why we're trying to give back to the disadvantaged communities who have been oppressed.

“That's all you can do, try to educate those people in this world that haven't experienced these types of things that many people have experienced and the reasons why we're fighting.”

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