April 5 – England defender Danny Rose says he “can’t wait to see the back of football” because he so is disgusted at the recent resurgence of racism among fans.
Racist chanting was directed at several England players, including Rose, during England’s recent the Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.
The Tottenham fullback, who has experienced the same treatment elsewhere on England’s travels, said he even expected to be abused in Montenegro but did not want to speak out after the game and take the gloss off England’s 5-1 victory.
He described current punishments meted out by the authorities as “a farce” and admitted: “I have had enough. At the minute, how I’ve programmed myself now, I just think that I’ve got five or six more years left in football and I just want to enjoy football as much as I can.”
After that, he said, “I just can’t wait to see the back of it, seeing how things are done in the game at the minute. Obviously it’s sad but when countries only get fined what I probably spend on a night out in London then what do you expect?”
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