Former Liverpool FC star and England striker Daniel Sturridge is suing his ex-landlord for £100,000 after finding a Netflix account had been created under a name with a racist slur, according to reports.
The case relates to a period in October 2018, when Sturridge, who at the time played for Liverpool, was renting a mansion in Mere, near Knutsford, Cheshire, from Alan and Katie O’Neill.
The Times reports that the footballer, 30, accessed the family's Netflix account and found one had been set up and named with the highly offensive N-word.
Sturridge, who has since moved to the Turkish club Trabzonspor, was paying £18,500 a month for the property, where he lived with his girlfriend Jamilla Ferreira.
Sturridge and his partner say they were deeply offended after discovering the racially abusive profile when they accessed the O’Neill family’s Netflix app on their Apple TV account.
The profile, which belonged to O’Neills’ youngest son who was 11, showed a caricature of a black person and the N-word.
Documents filed to Manchester County Court suggest the O'Neill's apologised "profusely" and claimed to have no knowledge of their son's account.