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Report: Raheem Sterling Was Kicked And Racially Abused Before Manchester City’s Win Over Spurs

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester City are on a record-setting run of 16 consecutive Premier League wins after dispatching of Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 at the Etihad Satdium on Saturday. 

The league leaders look to be out of sight in the hunt for Premier League glory next May in the eyes of many pundits and fans alike.

One player who is blossoming and showing signs of fulfilling his massive potential under Pep Guardiola this season is winger Raheem Sterling.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City (L) celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City (R) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Englishman has notched 15 goals for City in all competitions so far and has proven as influential at times as fellow star attackers receiving the majority of plaudits, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva.

However, The Telegraph are reporting a story regarding Sterling from off the pitch which will not sit well with anyone connected to football. The report states that the 23-year-old was the victim of a racially motivated attack at the club’s training ground before the team travelled to the Etihad for Saturday’s fixture against Spurs.

The alleged perpetrator is said to have confronted Sterling as the player got out of his car to meet up with his team for their pre-match preparations at which point he is believed to have started hurling racial abuse at the England international as well as repeatedly kicking him in the legs.

The physical effects of the attack were clearly not felt too hard by Sterling as he went on to score twice in the victory over Spurs and he also rode a strong challenge from Harry Kane which many agreed the England striker was lucky not to see red for. However, such a report is undoubtedly a cause for major concern.

It is unclear at this stage whether City have opted to report the incident to Greater Manchester Police but it is thought the sickening scenes were caught on CCTV. – Telegraph Sport

The man in question is reported to be unknown to Sterling, who signed for Manchester City from Liverpool in 2015 for £50 million. The club have not commented on the incident as of yet while it is believed that the entire altercation was caught on CCTV.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.