Police investigating hate crime against Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have confirmed they are investigating an alleged hate crime against Man City’s Raheem Sterling.

It has been reported that Sterling was kicked and racially abused as he arrived at City’s training ground on Saturday prior to the game against Tottenham.

A statement from GMP read: “On Sunday 17 December 2017, police were made aware that a 23-year-old man had been subject to a racially aggravated assault on Clayton Lane on Saturday 16 December.

“While an official report has not yet been made, enquiries will be carried out and officers are treating it as a hate crime.

“Hate crime will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.”

Sterling went on to score twice for Manchester City as they beat Spurs 4-1.