Danny Rose: Tottenham star’s startling retirement comments are ‘bordering on tragic,’ Ally McCoist says


Danny Rose: Tottenham star’s startling retirement comments are ‘bordering on tragic,’ Ally McCoist says

Ally McCoist was left heartbroken by the recent comments from Tottenham defender Danny Rose, that he ‘can’t wait to get out’ of football due to the game’s failure to tackle racism.

In an honest and open interview, England left-back Rose admitted he has ‘had enough’ of football.

Danny Rose has said he is sick of racism in football

The 28-year-old has been victim of abuse throughout his career, and was most recently the target of racist chanting during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier at Montenegro.

UEFA has charged Montenegro with racist behaviour, but Rose does not expect a significant punishment and has criticised governing bodies for not doing enough to combat racism in the game.

In comments published in several newspapers on Friday, Rose said: “When countries only get fined what I probably spend on a night out in London then what do you expect?

“You see my manager [at Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino] get banned for two games for just being confrontational against [referee] Mike Dean at Burnley – but a country can only get fined a little bit of money for being racist. It’s a bit of a farce.

“So that’s where we’re at now in football. Until there’s a harsh punishment, there’s not much else we can expect.

“How I programme myself is that I think I’ve got five or six more years left in football, and I just can’t wait to see the back of it.”