Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was subject to apparent racial abuse and was allegedly kicked in the leg by a supporter ahead of taking to the field and netting twice in his side's 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
After arriving at the stadium before the upper echelons Premier League contest, the 23-year-old was reportedly branded a "n*****" while making his way to the players' entrance of the Citizens' academy.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the incident occurred after the England international pulled into the car park where he was greeted by a man hurling abuse in his direction.
Sterling apparently then left his vehicle to inspect the issue, only to kicked in the leg by the supporter.
It has not been made known whether Manchester City have involved the Greater Manchester Police in the apparent incident, although it is thought that the clash was caught on CCTV and that the man was not known to the player.
The north west giants are yet to comment on the matter which reportedly took place just hours before kick-off.
Sterling did not suffer any injuries from the alleged clash, with the Englishman once again starring in yet another Light Blues' victory shortly after.
Despite spurning a number of golden opportunities, the pacey attacker was able to find his name on the scoresheet twice in the closing 10 minutes, which put his side out of Tottenham's reach and secured their 15th straight Premier League win.
The result leaves Pep Guardiola's men currently 14 points clear of second place Manchester United in the title race, with the Red Devils having the chance to reduce the deficit to 11 once again when they travel to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.