Police investigate Sterling attack

first_imgManchester City Police investigating ‘hate crime’ amid reports of Sterling attack Matthew Scott 18:49 12/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sterling - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Raheem Sterling Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The England international was reportedly attacked before a Premier League meeting with Tottenham and authorities are investigating a “hate crime” Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has opened investigations into a “hate crime” amid reports Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was attacked before Saturday’s Premier League game against Tottenham.Sterling scored twice in a 4-1 triumph over Spurs, City’s 16th league win in a row which maintains their healthy 11-point lead atop the table.However, troubling reports emerged soon after the game, alleging that Sterling was kicked and had racial slurs directed towards him in an altercation at the entrance of City’s training base. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The club have not reported the incident to police, who were made aware of the incident the day after the game.GMP confirmed in a statement: “Enquiries will be carried out and officers are treating it as a hate crime.”last_img read more

Alliance of American Football suspends operations after just eight games

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