Racism should never be a part of football. The beautiful game should be about uniting people from different backgrounds, countries and races.
Unfortunately, racism seems to be slowly creeping into football once again.
Over the past few months players in England and abroad have experienced racist abuse from fans.
One of those players was Tottenham’s Danny Rose. The Spurs man was one of the victims of racist chanting during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.
Last week the full back admitted that he cannot wait “to see the back of football”. The thoughts of retirement were triggered by a constant lack of action from governing bodies to solve the issue.
There is clearly a lot of frustration amongst players and that is very far from suprising.
Danny Rose said (BBC Sport):
“It [racism] looks like it’s something that’s creeping back in,”
“We saw it at the weekend in the Championship.
“I hope that once the season’s finished people can sit down and discuss how to eradicate these unfortunate things that are happening now in football.”
Rose was also subject to racism in 2012 while on duty with England Under-21 in Serbia.
Following his latest comments about the appalling issue, Rose claimed that he received “great support”.
We are all standing with Danny Rose and other players who received racist abuse. This should never be allowed in football and will hopefully be solved by the governing bodies soon.
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