Danny Rose’s comments a ‘shocking indictment’ about how racism is handled in football, say Professional Footballers’ Association


Danny Rose’s comments a ‘shocking indictment’ about how racism is handled in football, say Professional Footballers’ Association

Danny Rose’s claim he can’t wait to retire from football is a ‘shocking indictment’ of how racism is being handled in football, says the Professional Footballers’ Association.

Tottenham and England defender Rose said he has ‘had enough’ following the abuse he received on England duty for their match in Montenegro, branding the way racism is dealt with by authorities as a “farce”.

Rose was subject to racial abuse in Podgorica

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The 28-year-old, who advised his family not to travel to the World Cup in Russia last summer due to racism fears, suggested he spends more money on a night out in London than offending countries get fined by UEFA.

The players’ union checked in with Rose on Friday to offer its support and has demanded stronger action be taken.

It said in a statement: “We have spoken to Danny directly, both after the Montenegro game and again today, to ensure he is aware that we are on his side and here to support him as a union and as fellow professionals.

“To see a senior England international so disheartened with his profession is a shocking indictment of the current experience of many players worldwide.