AN Aston Villa fan has been banned from games for three years for racially abusing England star Raheem Sterling.

Timothy Hyslop, 54, yelled a racist slur while the Chelsea man was on the ball during the first half of their Premier League clash in October.

An Aston Villa fan has been banned from games for three years for racially abusing England star Raheem Sterling

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An Aston Villa fan has been banned from games for three years for racially abusing England star Raheem SterlingCredit: AP

He admitted a racially aggravated section 5 ­public order offence at Birmingham magistrates’ court on Tuesday.

Hyslop, of Burton, Staffs, was given a three-year football banning order and ordered to pay fines and costs of £538.

PC Stuart Ward of West Midlands Police — the UK’s first dedicated football hate crime officer — said: “This kind of behaviour will not be ­tolerated.

“Abusing anyone for the colour of their skin is disgusting.

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“There is no place for racism in football or society in general.”



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