Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose has revealed he cannot wait to walk away from football due to racism.
The 28-year-old was recently abused during England's 5-1 Euro 2020 qualifying win against Montenegro in Podgorica last week. Team-mates Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi were also on the receiving end of the racist chants and jeers.
Now, Rose said he has reached breaking point.
I've had enough. At the minute, how I programme myself is that I just think: ‘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? I just want to get out of 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 is so much politics and whatever in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it, to be honest.
The Spurs player referenced the recent punishment handed to his manager Mauricio Pochettino after he confronted referee Mike Dean in the aftermath of the Burnley game.
Rose explained sanctions are not severe enough in the game.
"Obviously, it is a bit sad [to feel like this] but when countries only get fined what I’d probably spend on a night out in London, what do you expect?”
"You see my manager get banned for two games for just being confrontational against Mike Dean. 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. So that’s where we are at in football and until there’s a harsh punishment, there’s not much else we can expect."