Former England/Liverpool footballer Daniel Sturridge is suing his former landlords for racial discrimination after finding a Netflix account that was labelled “n****r”. and is seeking damages totalling £100,000..
Sturridge rented a mansion of Alan O’Neill and his wife Katie 2018 when he played for Liverpool and was paying a whooping £18,500-a-month for the house.
Sturridge and his girlfriend Jamilla were ‘deeply upset’ when they opened a netflix account and it was labelled ‘ni****’ , but the landlord says the account belonged to his11-year-old child who was a fan of rap music.
Court documents filed at Manchester county court seen by the Times show that Sturridge discovered the Netflix account on November 24 and moved out on February 14.
His landlord ensured Sturridge paid outstanding rent up to the end of the yearly agreement by issuing a statutory demand for £67,000 at the county court, which Sturridge paid in July 2019 but days later Sturridge and his partner filed a separate claim for £100,000 for “special damages in respect of the defendants’ discrimination against them and/or harassment of them on the grounds of their race” contrary to the Equality Act.
The landlord has apologized to Sturridge and his partner but the case is still in court.