Vile details of racist attack on Sterling revealed in court

Date published: Wednesday 20th December 2017 2:53

Details of the vile racist assault by a Manchester United-supporting thug on Raheem Sterling have been revealed in court.

Karl Anderson, 29, smiled as he was jailed for 16 weeks after he pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault on the City player at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that he kicked and shouted racial abuse at the 23-year-old midfielder outside City’s training ground in Clayton Lane, Manchester, ahead of the Premier League game against Tottenham on Saturday.

Magistrates were told Manchester United supporter Anderson, who has a history of football-related violence, pulled his white van alongside Sterling’s car as the midfielder waited to enter the training ground.

CCTV showed both men got out of their vehicles and Anderson walked towards Sterling.

Miles said Anderson, who had been in the vehicle with his partner, began shouting racial abuse at Sterling and called him “you black Scouse c***”.

He said Anderson also told the footballer:

“I hope your mother and child wake up dead in the morning, you n*****.”

Miles said:

“He approaches Mr Sterling and can be seen to be bouncing on the balls of his feet.

“He sets out kicking Mr Sterling to the legs on four occasions.”

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