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Manchester City F.C. winger Raheem Sterling’s attacker jailed for racial assault

Raheem Sterling was attacked near Manchester City F.C.’s training base and his assailant has now been jailed.

football Updated: Dec 20, 2017 20:05 IST
By Russell Greaves
By Russell Greaves
Omnisport, London
A man who racially assaulted Manchester City F.C. forward Raheem Sterling was jailed for 16 weeks after pleading guilty to the offence at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
A man who racially assaulted Manchester City F.C. forward Raheem Sterling was jailed for 16 weeks after pleading guilty to the offence at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.(AFP)

The man who launched a racially aggravated attack on Manchester City F.C.’s Raheem Sterling has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Karl Anderson entered a guilty plea at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, having racially abused and kicked the Manchester City star outside the club’s training base prior to Saturday’s match against Tottenham.

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It was disclosed during proceedings that 29-year-old Anderson, who must also pay £100 in compensation, had 25 prior convictions for 37 offences, which included football-related violence.

A victim impact statement from Sterling which was read to the court said that he “did not think this kind of behaviour happened in this country in this day and age”.

Anderson apologised for his actions, saying he had “lost his temper”.