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Sterling defends gun tattoo

England football star Raheem Sterling has defended his new tattoo, after posting a picture of himself with a tattoo of an assault rifle on his right calf.

Lucy Cope, who founded Mothers Against Guns after her son was shot dead outside a club, said the ink was "totally unacceptable".

On Instagram, Sterling said: "When I was 2 my dad died from being gunned to death... I made a promise I would never touch a gun. I shoot with my right foot so it has a deeper meaning N still unfinished." - REUTERS

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