At the Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Raheem Sterling, an England national team player, was bombarded with abuses during his side’s game with Chelsea. The Manchester City forward explained that he heard the abuses as he picked up the ball close to the area occupied by the home fans.
The match ended 2-0 in favor of Chelsea and a video of the verbal attack has been making rounds. The Chelsea supporter is seen to be screaming “f**king black c**t” at him.
Sterling swiftly reported to Manchester City security staff immediately after the match that he heard some racist statements. Therefore, metropolitan police visited Manchester to find out if the claim of racism is true.
Until now, no one has been arrested yet. Although Chelsea staff have been working with the police to fish out the supporter through their CCTV footage, as well as pictures obtained from BT sport.
On his Instagram page, Sterling wrote, “I just want to say I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to [be] heard I will speak up.
He continued, “Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better.”
A man got 16 weeks jail sentence last December having found guilty of racially aggravated assault on Sterling.
The game against Chelsea was City’s first defeat of the season. They are currently in the second position on the Premier League table, behind league leaders, Liverpool.