Manchester man jailed for racist attack on Sterling

Date published: Wednesday 20th December 2017 12:57

A 29-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to physically and verbally attacking Raheem Sterling.

Sterling was attacked as he entered Manchester City’s training ground on Saturday morning, before his team’s game against Tottenham.

It was reported that Sterling had been verbally abused before being kicked.

On Wednesday, the court heart that the defendant had kicked Sterling four times after calling him a “n*****”.

Karl Anderson, of Woodward Street, Manchester, was charged with racially aggravated common assault after being remanded in custody.

Anderson pleaded guilty to the assault, was jailed for 16 weeks and must pay £100 in compensation.

In a statement made to court, Sterling said that he had been shocked by the incident, and “did not think this kind of behaviour happened in this country in this day and age”.

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