Madueke reveals displeasure with Chelsea fans

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Chelsea winger Noni Madueke has admitted he’s unhappy with the Chelsea fans, for turning on Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling was jeered by his own fans during Chelsea FA Cup quarter final win over Leicester City.

Sterling missed a penalty, and his day got worse when he sent a free-kick from close range well over the bar.

By the time Raheem Sterling was subbed off for Noni Madueke, Chelsea fans made their displeasure known by booing the 29-year-old.

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Noni Madueke has hit out at the Chelsea fans who turned on Raheem Sterling during the FA Cup clash.

According to Madueke, Sterling is like a big brother to them, and an important figure in the dressing room.

“It’s so important (to support him),” the 22-year-old told MailSport.

“I’m nobody to tell you not to have an opinion but I also have mine.

“That’s one of my teammates and the criticism is harsh and unfair. It’s our duty to voice our opinion and try to change the narrative a bit.

“Raheem is an exceptional footballer and an even better person. It’s a bit upsetting when I see some of the criticism.

“I’m sure he can handle it but we know how important he is for us. He’s definitely a big brother figure for a lot of us. There is a lot that people don’t see.

“All I know is that he’s exceptional and super committed to the cause.”