Danny Rose ‘can’t wait’ to see the back of football because of the issues surrounding the game that remain unresolved, according to the Independent.
Rose received racial abuse in England’s 5-1 win over Montenegro last month and that incident is the latest in a long line of frustrations that have ruined his enjoyment of the game to the point that he is counting down the years until his retirement.
He said: “I’ve had enough. I just think to myself: ‘I’ve got five or six more years left in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it.’ I just want to get out of it.
“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.
“When countries only get fined what I’d probably spend on a night out in London what do you expect? When the punishment is not as harsh what do you expect? It’s just a bit of a farce at the minute.”
It’s a damning indictment of the social issues around football that a player is so frustrated with the way they remain unresolved that he can’t wait to get out of the game.
No player should feel like that, but Rose is right to say that the governing bodies cannot expect any more when they don’t hand out punishments that are anywhere near strict enough.
Rose is one of the most forthright footballers in the game and he deserves credit for being so brutally honest on such an important subject.