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Manchester City ban supporter for five years over Sterling racial abuse

Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

02:57 10 Jan 2020

Manchester City have banned a supporter from the Etihad for five years for racial abuse aimed at striker Raheem Sterling.

The City fan- Ian Baldry has also been sentenced to 200 hours community service this Friday afternoon.

58 year-old Bradley, who's from Bradford, admitted using racist language while celebrating a Sterling goal against Bournemouth in December 2018.

He told Manchester Magistrates' Court he had been excited and since regretted using the language.

A witness told the court that he "was shocked and offended" to hear the language being used in the ground.

A friend of Baldry, James McConell, 57, who's from Levenshulme in Manchester, also admitted racially abusing stewards and the Bournemouth player Tyrone Mings during the same game which Pep Guardiola's side won 3-1.

He is due to be sentenced later.

The two men were reported to police by a fan who was at the game.

In a witness statement, the supporter told police "it was disgusting in this day and age that this was going on".

They said they were "shocked and offended" and "felt sick to their stomach" when they heard it.

During the sentencing of Bradley Judge John Temperely said there was an increasing "prevalence of this kind of offence."

He then added that "The kind of language used by you and (your) co-accused risks wider public disorder in matches and could encourage others to behave in the same way.

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