England and Tottenham Hotspur defender has hit out at football’s governing bodies for not handing suitable punishment to clubs and countries who fail to tackle racism in stadiums.
The 28-year-old also explained that he longs for retirement after being the target of racist abuse on international duty and hearing about the incident in Italy regarding Moise Kean, branding the entire situation a “farce”.
‘I’ve had enough’, said Spurs’ number three. ‘At the minute, I programme myself to think, “I’ve got five or six 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, I just want to get out of it.
‘That’s just how I feel. I’ve five or six years left and I just want to enjoy football as much as I can. There’s so much politics and whatever in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it, to be honest.’
Rose stayed silent in the days after he was subjected to racist chants and gestures from Montenegro fans in England’s win in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, on which he says: ‘I thought it would be a possibility it might happen again. So I sort of prepared for it and, yes, it happened.’
‘I looked up straight away in the first half. I know the exact time it happened. It didn’t affect my game. I was fine.
‘Had we not been winning, the yellow card I got at the end might have been a red one. But yes, I’m fine. I prepared myself for it, we won and now we just wait for whatever punishment, if any punishment happens.’