Sterling attacker jailed for racially aggravated assault

first_imgRaheem Sterling Sterling attacker jailed for racially aggravated assault Russell Greaves Last updated 1 year ago 22:42 12/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) sterling - cropped Getty Images Raheem Sterling Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur The England international was attacked near Manchester City’s training base and his assailant has now been sentenced to 16 weeks behind bars The man who launched a racially aggravated attack on Raheem Sterling has been jailed for 16 weeks.Karl Anderson, 29, 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.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. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A victim impact statement from Sterling which was read to the court said: “I didn’t think this type of behaviour still happened in this country in this day and age”.Anderson, from Woodward Street in Ancoats, Manchester, had “lost his temper” after his girlfriend asked him to get an autograph, defence lawyer John Black said.”He apologises through me to Mr Sterling for his actions,” he added and said Anderson could not explain his behaviour.last_img read more