Karl Anderson, the 29-year old man who racially abused and assaulted Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been handed a 16 weeks jail term despite making an apology to his victim in court.
Anderson entered a guilty plea at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, having attacked the Manchester City star outside the club’s training base prior to Saturday’s match against Tottenham.
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”.