Manchester City have had enough of Raheem Sterling being unfairly judged by referees and have taken steps towards addressing the issue, Martin Blackburn and Phil Cadden of The Sun report.
Raheem has been the victim of many fouls in the past year that have been waved away by match officials, including perhaps the most blatant of them all against Huddersfield when he was fouled in the box by Terence Kongolo in what was a stonewall penalty incident – but incredibly not given to the disbelief of everyone.
And it is reported that City bosses have now compiled a dossier of incidents involving Raz from the last nine months, which they could take to referee’s chief Mike Riley to prove Sterling is being unfairly treated.
In addition to the incident against Huddersfield, City believe there are at least four occasions in the past nine months when Sterling should have been awarded a penalty but wasn’t.
The 24-year-old is enjoying another excellent season despite these issues, having scored 10 goals and set up 7 for his City teammates in 19 Premier League starts.
Despite not getting a penalty that should have been given, Sterling did find the net against Huddersfield on Sunday to take his league tally to double figures for the season.