Raheem Sterling’s message after England goal was tribute to Twitch streamer

England star Raheem Sterling dedicated his goal against Hungary on Thursday night to a Twitch streamer who died of Covid-19 complications this week.

Sterling broke the deadlock in the Three Lions' comfortable 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory before removing his shirt to reveal a touching tribute to the late Steffie Gregg.

Gregg, a social media influencer and prominent personality in Jamaica, passed away from Covid-19 on Tuesday at the age of 26.

She was reportedly good friends with Sterling, who took off his shirt to show the message "Love you forever Steffie Gregg" after getting on the scoresheet against Hungary.

Gregg, a popular streamer on Twitch, was the daughter of former race car driver Gary Gregg and sister of current driver Kyle Gregg.

Her passing this week has shocked and saddened many, including pal Sterling.

The Man City ace was booked for revealing the tribute to Gregg out in Hungary on Thursday.

He was also pelted with cups by home fans on an unsavoury evening at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium.

Hungary supporters also lobbed drinks onto the pitch when Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice added further goals for Gareth Southgate's side.

Rice made light of the incident, drinking from one of the cups as England stars celebrated one of their goals on the night.

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Jack Grealish could also be seen pulling off the same joke as the home crowd continued to chuck cups onto the field.

Reports also suggest certain players were subjected to racist abuse during the game, with ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke claiming monkey chants were directed towards Sterling and team-mate Jude Bellingham, who was an unused substitute in the game.

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Clarke said: "I’m sad to report some monkey chants from supporters in the ultras section directed first at Raheem Sterling then Jude Bellingham when he was warming up, I’m not sure they heard them."

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