Thug jailed for racist attack on Prem ace Raheem Sterling

Thug jailed for racist attack on Prem ace Raheem Sterling

When Sterling got out of his auto, the man is alleged to have kicked him and shouted racist abuse.

A Manchester United fan has been jailed for 16 weeks after assaulting Premiership footballer Raheem Sterling outside Manchester City's training ground.

Anderson apologised for his actions, which involved kicking Sterling four times and abusing the player using racist language during the "unprovoked" assault outside City's training ground on Saturday.

Karl Anderson, 29, smiled as he was sentenced at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to racially aggravated common assault.


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

It was disclosed during proceedings that Anderson, who must also pay £100 in compensation, had 25 prior convictions for 37 offences, which included football-related violence.

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***".

In a victim personal statement the footballer said he had been "completely shocked" by the incident. Hours later, Sterling scored twice in City's 4-1 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League.

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