Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose has revealed that he “can’t wait to see the back on football” as a result of the lack of action taken against racism.
Rose along with a number of other England players were the subject of vile racist chants during their recent Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Montenegro.
Discussing the issue for the first time following Spurs’ recent victory over Crystal Palace, Rose was highly critical of the current punishments handed out for racism outlining that he has had enough of it in the sport.
“I have had enough,” he said. “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.
“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?”
Rose also outlined that he did not want to bring up the issues directly after the game as he felt it may take the shine off of England’s impressive week in which they defeated both Montenegro and the Czech Republic by 5-1 and 5-0 respectively.
“I’d sort of prepared myself anyway for what happened so I was fine. I prepared myself for it.
“We won and we’ll just wait for whatever punishment if any punishment happens, and just wait and see what happens.
“I wasn’t upset. I just didn’t want the focus to be on me.
“I have to say it was a very small minority out of the fans that were doing the chants so I didn’t want the post-match to be about me.
“I wanted everybody to focus on the good week that we had with England. We scored 10 goals and it was a great performance over two games.