Raheem Sterling dedicates goal for England vs Hungary to friend Steffie Gregg who died, aged 26, of Covid complications



Posted Friday, September 03, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

RAHEEM STERLING dedicated his goal in England's 4-0 win against Hungary to his late friend Steffie Gregg.

The 26-year-old niece of Jamaican producer and singer Rvssian tragically passed away earlier this week.

Raheem Sterling dedicates goal for England vs Hungary to friend Steffie Gregg who died, aged 26, of Covid complications
Raheem Sterling dedicated his goal against Hungary to a friend who died because of coronavirus

And the Manchester City ace paid tribute with a T-shirt reading ‘Love you forever Steffie Gregg’ as he celebrated breaking the deadlock during the Three Lions' 4-0 win.

He was booked for taking off his jersey to reveal the tribute in the 55th minute as he was pelted with cups by home fans while celebrating with teammates.

Sterling then shared several snaps of his goal celebration and t-shirt afterwards on Twitter, captioning them with a love heart and prayer emoji and the words: “This one was for you SVG.”

The Twitch streamer’s death on August 31 in Miami shocked all of Jamaica.

Local reports suggest Gregg - who suffered from autoimmune disease Lupus - died from complications after contracting coronavirus.

Rvissian wrote in a social media post: "I feel helpless my little Steffie. I feel I failed you and couldn't protect you from this.. COVID is REAL."

Gregg was also a well-known businesswoman and socialite and popular member of her community of Upper St Andrew in the country's capital.

Sterling, who was born in Kingston, was known to be a good friend of hers.

Her father is former race car driver Gary Gregg while her brother Kyle 'Speedy' Gregg is also a racer.

Gregg had previously posted shots on Instagram of her wearing a City shirt at a game with Sterling’s name and number on the back.

And she recently shared a picture with boyfriend Naldo Banks wishing him a happy birthday.

Her family includes brother Kyle, a famous racing driver, while her father Gary is a well-known businessman.

Sterling's effort opened the floodgates as England ran rampant.

Harry Kane made it 2-0 to the Three Lions eight minutes later before Harry Maguire found the back of the net in the 69th minute.

Declan Rice then joined in the fun as his long-distance strike made it 4-0 with three minutes remaining.

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