Don't be ridiculous. He's the captain and needs to lead by example. That's what a captain does and is there for. Grabbing someone by the throat is not leading by example. I realise it's in the heat of battle, but he should be leading by example, that's what a captain should do. Not only a captain but a senior player. The younger players look up to him and will think that's a perfectly acceptable way to react, which is not right. Not only that but to suggest that Sterling went in with that sort of intention is ridiculous. He is young and inexperienced, he went in to get the ball and made a mistake in the tackle. I'm not saying that it's not deserving of a red card, because as I said, it's not a great tackle and does deserve a red. He equally needs to learn that making those sort of mistakes isn't good.