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    Manchester Football Player Sterling Attacked on Racial Grounds - Reports

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    The attack, which reportedly took place after the footballer got out of his car in front of the team’s training facility, was recorded by CCTV.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has been attacked and racially abused upon arrival to the team’s training facility to prepare for the game against Tottenham Hotspur, the Telegraph newspaper reported Sunday, adding that the incident took place on Saturday morning.

    According to the media outlet, the assailant was waiting for Sterling next to the training base and began to racially abuse the player when he was pulling into the entrance. When Sterling got out of his car, the man reportedly kicked him in the leg.

    The report noted that it was not clear whether the team decided to report the incident to the police, but the attack was presumably recorded by CCTV.

    Sterling did not suffer any injuries, the newspaper added.

    The Twitter audience has responded to the accident, expressing anger and calling it "inexcusable."

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