Tottenham and England full-back Danny Rose ‘lost for words’ over leniency of UEFA punishment to Montenegro over racism


Tottenham and England full-back Danny Rose ‘lost for words’ over leniency of UEFA punishment to Montenegro over racism

Tottenham’s Danny Rose has said he is shocked by the leniency of the punishment doled out to Montenegro after a number of their supporters racially abused England players last month.

Montenegro have been ordered by UEFA to play their European Championship qualifier against Kosovo behind closed doors.

Rose is shocked about the tame punishment given to the racist Montenegro fans

Rose, Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi were particularly targeted by groups of home fans within the Gradski Stadion in Podgorica as the Three Lions won 5-1 on March 25.

Sterling celebrated his goal in the game in front of the Montenegrin fans, who were heard directing monkey chants to England’s black players.

UEFA announced on Friday that Montenegro had been order to play their June 7 qualifier at home to Kosovo in an empty stadium as a result.

Further charges, carrying fines amounting to 20,000 euros (£17,260), were handed down by the governing body for the setting off of fireworks, throwing objects on to the pitch, crowd disturbances and stairways being blocked.