Kane threatens to walk team off the pitch if players face more racism

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

England have started their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign in blistering form as they put five past both the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

The away game against Montenegro, in particular, was expected to be a tricky game but England brushed their opponents aside with ease courtesy of a brace for Ross Barkley, and a goal each for Harry Kane, Michael Keane and Raheem Sterling.

However, the game hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons as Tottenham defender Danny Rose and Man City attacker Raheem Sterling were both allegedly subjected to racist abuse by the Montenegro fans.

The England manager Gareth Southgate condemned the behavior of the Montenegro fans using harsh words after the game, and now the England captain Harry Kane has joined in.

The striker, who recently received an MBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace, said that he is open to walking his team off the pitch if the England players continue to be racially abused.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the 25-year-old said, “It’s terrible, it’s unacceptable, and I thought our players handled it so well and were so professional and focused on their job and doing what they do best.

“Now it’s up to the people in charge to make sure the right action is taken because it’s not acceptable in football or any part of life.

“I’m supportive of my teammates and if it happened again and they weren’t happy and wanted to talk about it or take a breather I would fully back them.

“We are a team, a unit and we stick behind all of our players. Hopefully, it will never happen again but if it did, I would take their lead on that and whatever they wanted we would support them in that.”

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