A man smiled as he was sent down for kicking Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling four times before launching racial slurs at the player in an “unprovoked and appalling” attack.
Karl Anderson lost his temper after words were exchanged with Sterling when he pulled his van up next to the England star’s car to ask for an autograph for his girlfriend, a court heard.
The 29-year-old verbally abused Sterling, using several racial slurs before kicking him four times, Manchester Magistrates Court was told.
He admitted racially aggravated common assault and was jailed for 16 weeks.
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