Man charged with racially aggravated assault on Raheem

20 Dec 2017, 13:35 | updated: 20 Dec 2017, 15:43

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A 29-year-old man has been charged with carrying out a racially aggravated assault on Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.

The England international was allegedly abused and assaulted near the players’ entrance to the City Football academy just hours before City’s 4-1 thrashing of Spurs on Saturday.

Greater Manchester Police launched an investigation after a complaint was made on Monday.

Karl Anderson, 29, will appear in court on Wednesday, reports the Mirror.

The force said in a statement last night: ‘Karl Anderson, of Woodward Street, Manchester has been charged with racially aggravated common assault and has been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court Wednesday (20 December 2017).

‘On Monday 18 December 2017 a report was made to police after a 23-year-old man was subjected to a racially aggravated assault on Clayton Lane in Manchester on Saturday 16 December.’

Sterling went on to score twice in the 4-1 thrashing of Mauricio Pochettino’s men after the alleged incident.

City have not commented on the matter.