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Manchester City fan handed 5-year ban

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A Manchester City fan, Ian Baldry, was banned from football matches for five years by Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday after he pleaded guilty to racially abusing England forward Raheem Sterling.

Baldry made a racist remark after Manchester City forward Sterling scored against Bournemouth in an English Premier League (EPL) match in Dec. 2018, a previous hearing at the court was told.

The 58-year-old, who told the court he has since regretted using the language, was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.

Sterling did not hear the comment at the time, although it was heard by a number of supporters, the court was told.

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