Raheem Sterling has been attacked by a football fan not long ago, and they have caught the responsible person now, and sentenced him to jail for 16 weeks for racist behaviour
The England international and Manchester City star was attacked near the Citizen’s training base, and the person responsible for such a disgusting behaviour has now been sentenced to spend 16 long weeks behind bars due to his actions.
It has been reported that 29-year-old Karl Anderson entered a guilty plea at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, after racially abusing and kicking City attacker Raheem Sterling just outside the team’s training base before Pep Guardiola’s men played their match against Tottenham on Saturday.
The assault from the attacker comes as no surprise when one looks at this man’s history. 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, GOAL reports.
As the proceedings went down at the court, 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”.
According to GOAL, Anderson, from Woodward Street in Ancoats, Manchester, had “lost his temper” after his girlfriend asked him to get an autograph, defense lawyer John Black said.
“He apologises through me to Mr. Sterling for his actions,” the lawyer added and claimed Anderson simply could not explain his behaviour.
Despite racist assaults still happening worldwide, and in many sports, one would think humanity has now passed that point in time where this was accepted/tolerated at any level. It seems like that’s not the case, however.
If Sterling wants to take revenge outside the court as well, his best chance is to play to the best of his knowledge against Bournemouth, when the Citizens host them on Saturday.