Ilkay Gundogan says it hurts to be targeted by racism and has given his support to Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling.
Sterling, 24, hit out at media coverage that he said "helps fuel racism," after abuse was allegedly directed at him during a match at Chelsea. Gundogan and former international teammate Mesut Ozil were barracked by Germany fans and criticised after they were pictured with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a reception in London in May.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri condemned the alleged racist abuse suffered by Manchester City star Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge as "disgusting" and backed the club's firm stance.
Sterling reportedly confirmed to police that he was subjected to racist abuse during Saturday's game, and on Tuesday, Chelsea suspended four supporters from attending games "pending further investigations" into the incident.
Video footage is being reviewed by Metropolitan Police as part of their investigation,...