Danny Rose: “I can’t wait to see the back of football”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on March 31, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose can’t wait to retire from football due to the way authorities have dealt with racism.

Rose was subjected to racist abuse during England’s 5-1 win at Montenegro in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate and nearby journalists claimed they heard monkey chants being aimed at Rose, while he received a late booking for a challenge.

The incident was reported to UEFA, who officially charged Montenegro shortly afterwards.

But Rose feels that financial sanctions are simply not enough as a punishment against racial behaviour and now can’t wait to escape the unfair politics in football.

“I have had enough,” said Rose, according to Football365.

“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 can’t wait to see the back of it, seeing how things are done in the game at the minute.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: England manager Gareth Southgate attends a press conference to announce the England squad for the UEFA Nations League matches at Wembley Stadium on May 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Southgate is worried about England’s future

The national team manager doesn't like that the number of English players starting in Premier League games is going down.

“It’s just ‘whatever’ isn’t it, so you just have to get on with it. That’s how I feel.

“I feel I’ve got five or six more years left and I just want to enjoy football as much as I can.

“There’s so many politics and whatever in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it, to be honest.

“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? When the punishment’s not as harsh…

“You see my manager (Mauricio Pochettino) get banned for two games for just being confrontational against (referee) Mike Dean at Burnley.

“But yet a country can only get fined a little bit of money for being racist. It’s just a bit of a farce at the minute.

“That’s where we’re at now in football and until there’s a harsh punishment there’s not much else we can expect I don’t think.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 31: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on March 31, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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