Football fans have poked fun at Raheem Sterling’s distinctive running style on Twitter, and thankfully Sterling has been able to see the funny side.
A short viral video of a goose waddling along which has nearly four million views was brought to the attention of the Manchester City star, as it seemed to move in the same way that Sterling does when he’s running down the wing.
He posted his own response on Twitter, saying ‘mannnn whoever said that’s me down the wing… I’m confused now it’s accurate.’
Sterling’s Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy is apparently always up for a laugh, and decided to get in on the fun too.
He simply replied to Sterling’s tweet with a dinosaur emoji, presumably likening him to a T-Rex with its small arms.
Sterling has actually spoken about his unique running style before. Last year he told TalkSport that he believes it comes from his mother after he saw a clip of her running at his little brother’s sports day.
There must be something to it, as Sterling revealed his mum was once in the Jamaican athletics team. Plus, Sterling is certainly known for having a lot of pace in attack.
Raheem Sterling has played 20 games in the Premier League for Manchester City this season, and has scored 10 goals and racked up seven assists.
Manchester City are currently involved in a tussle for the title, sitting in second place four points behind Liverpool.