England continued their brilliant start to Euro 2020 qualification with an excellent performance and result versus Montenegro in a game which ended 5-1 thanks to goals from Ross Barkley, Harry Kane, Michael Keane and Raheem Sterling. Unfortunately, the result was overshadowed by racist chants from the home supporters.
24-year-old winger Sterling cupped his hands against his ears after tucking the ball into the back of the net following word from his teammate, Danny Rose, that there were some in the crowd making racist gestures and chanting expletives.
As the match came to an end, Rose committed a foul near the halfway line and was subsequently booked, an act which was met with monkey chanting from Montenegro fans that could be heard from those viewing on television at home.
Some of those inside the ground reported racist abuse directed at England players as early as six minutes into the affair, with BBC commentator Ian Dennis explaining that he heard racist chants aimed at Rose when he got possession of the ball, while fellow BBC correspondent John Murray also reported hearing racist chants during the ninety minutes.