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Scumbag Jailed For 16 Weeks For Racially Abusing Raheem Sterling

Scumbag Jailed For 16 Weeks For Racially Abusing Raheem Sterling

A Manchester United fan has been jailed for 16 weeks after physically and verbally attacking Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling over an autograph on the day of the Spurs match.

29 year old Karl Anderson was arrested this week and today jailed and fined after he pulled up to the Manchester City star at the club's training ground on the morning of December 16th, just hours before City faced Spurs in the Premier League.

Sterling played against Spurs just hours after the attack. Image: PA Images.

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The court today heard how Anderson, a fan of City's rivals United, has pulled into the car park on seeing Sterling and got into an argument with the player over the request for an autograph for his girlfriend.

Anderson abused Sterling shouting 'you black Scouse c***' at the 23 year old and then said 'I hope your mother and child wake up dead in the morning you n*****.'

Prosecuting lawyer Carl Miles then told how the attacker went on to physically abuse Sterling, saying, "He then approached Sterling bouncing on the balls of his feet as if to start to a fight.

"He kicked him to the left hamstring but left no bruises."

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"Anderson then told Sterling: 'Come on then you black b******d who do you think you are. His girlfriend then shouted "don't do it, he's a Manchester City player."

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The convict has been charged with 25 previous convictions for 37 offences and was banned from football for five years this year after he was involved in a 40 man brawl before a Manchester United FA Cup fixture against Sheffield United in January 2016.

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The ban means that he cannot enter the city centre or Old Trafford on Manchester United match days.

A Wayne Rooney penalty settled the game that saw Anderson banned. Image: PA Images.

Speaking through a personal statement that was read out in the court the former QPR youngster said, "I didn't think this type of behaviour still happened in this country in this day and age," and was 'completely shocked' by the incident.

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It's disgusting in this day and age that things like this still happen and Anderson is lucky he hasn't been banned from football for longer, our game can do without fans like that.

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Premier League, Raheem Sterling

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