Pep Guardiola issues plea to Danny Rose

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose came out with a scathing interview this week, claiming that the football governing bodies are not doing enough to combat racism.

Rose was the victim of racist abuse during the last international break when England travelled to Montenegro, but the left back has hit out by saying that fines are not enough.

Danny also said that he was counting down the days until his retirement, claiming that he could not wait to see the back of his footballing career.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has now come out asking Danny Rose not to retire early due to racism, as he believes it would have more of an impact to stay and fight it.

Guardiola’s own squad have had to deal with their fair share of racism too over the past year, and none more so than Raheem Sterling, who, like Rose, has chosen to hit it head on.

Pep said on Rose (Football London): “He has not to do that [retire]. The best way to fight this kind of terrible situation is fighting and being there everyday and he is an extraordinary football player.”

The Education Manager for Kick It Out, Troy Townsend, has also stated that (Independent): “There is no confidence that the punishments currently dished out for racism are sufficient enough to act as a deterrent.

“We have to hit them where it hurts. That means extended stadium bans, points deductions and, ultimately, expulsions.”

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