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Who’s Steffie Gregg and why did Raheem Sterling placed on her determine on his shirt?

Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate
Sterling revealed his touching tribute after scoring England’s first purpose. (Image: Getty)

The Three Lions roared again into motion final night time, beating Hungary 4-Zero of their Group I qualifier.

It was a blended bag of a night, as England gamers needed to endure boos and jeers from the house crowd at Hungary’s Puskas Enviornment as they took a knee.

Rising above the hostile crowd, Raheem Sterling was the primary participant to nab a purpose for England, a proud second made much more particular by the identify he bore on his shirt through the sport.

Followers may’ve noticed the identify Steffie Gregg on Sterling’s shirt. Who’s she and why was Sterling paying tribute to her?

Who’s Steffie Gregg?

Sterling took off his shirt to have fun and unveiled a message which learn ‘Love you perpetually Steffie Gregg,’ a tribute to his good friend, the late social media influencer.

Steffie Gregg had greater than 38,000 followers on Instagram and was based mostly in Jamaica.

A preferred consumer of Twitch, the place folks stream enjoying their video video games, she was a widely known businesswoman and socialite and widespread member of her neighborhood of Higher St Andrew within the nation’s capital, Kingston.

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

Steffie Gregg’s father was race car driver Gary Gregg, and her brother Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg additionally takes half within the sport.

Her uncle is a well-known dancehall producer, Rvssian, and it was he who introduced the information of her dying this week.

He wrote on Instagram: ‘I really feel helpless. My little Steffie @svg876- I really feel I failed you and couldn’t defend you from this.. Covid is REAL, You don’t know till it hits residence.’

Following his purpose in opposition to Hungary, Sterling tweeted an image of his shirt in reminiscence of Gregg with the caption: ‘This one was for you SVG.’

How did Steffie Gregg die?

Although her uncle’s put up alludes to Covid-19 being the trigger, there was no official assertion on the reason for her dying but.

She is reported as having lived with the autoimmune deficiency Lupus, a long-term situation that causes joint ache, pores and skin rashes, and tiredness.

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