These are the words of England International, Danny Rose in response to the recent racist incidents in football.
I can’t wait to see the back of football.
When countries get fined what I probably spend on a night out in London, what do you expect?
How I programme myself is that I think I have five or six more years left in football. There is so much politics.
I can’t wait to see the back of it.
– Danny Rose
The game has become greatly hampered by people who seem to just now see the skin colour of their favourite players.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Sterling has become a voice of reason and a sort of ambassador of equality in football.
Racists chants were reportedly directed at a number of England players, with defender Danny Rose subjected to monkey chants towards the end of the match, when the Tottenham player was being shown a yellow card.
Speaking to Sky Sports in the mixed zone after the match, Sterling said:
“All of us know what skin color we are so they’re not saying anything new.
“It’s 2019, I keep saying it, and it’s a shame to see this keeps going on.
On Monday, England manager Gareth Southgate described the incidents as “unacceptable” and “very sad,” especially as Callum Hudson-Odoi who had an amazing international debut was not asked about the experience, but rather about the racist comments of fans.
He told reporters: “We had an excellent performance and have an 18-year-old [Callum Hudson-Odoi] being interviewed after the game having to respond to what’s happened when his evening should be about the joy of his full debut.
“It’s 2019, I keep saying it, and it’s a shame to see this keeps going on.”