Spurs star reveals he cannot wait to retire

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has revealed that he cannot wait to finish playing professional football due to the lack of protection for black players.

The England left-back believes that he has five of six years left in football and is looking forward to the day he retires.

Rose will be 29 during the summer and was one of several players who were the subject of racist abuse during England’s recent 5-1 win over Montenegro in Podgorica.

It was not the first time Rose has faced this situation on international duty.

He was racially abused in Serbia in an under-21 game in 2012. Serbia’s FA were fined £65,000, with their under-21s having to play a game behind closed doors.

The Premier League has launched a new anti-racism initiative but punishments are widely seen as too weak with the authorities taking stricter action against clubs who breach financial rules than those who are guilty of racism.

Championship club Birmingham City were recently docked nine points over breaches of the English Football League’s profitability and sustainability rules.

Rose told Mirror Sport: “I’ve had enough. At the minute, the way that I programme myself I just think, ‘I’ve got five or six more 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, it’s just, ‘Whatever!’, isn’t it?

“I just want to get out of it.”

Rose added: “That’s how I feel.

“I feel I‘ve for five or six more years left and I just want to enjoy football as much as I can. There is so much politics and whatever in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it, to be honest.”

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