‘Lost for words’ – Rose hits out at tame racism punishment given to Montenegro

first_imgRose, Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi were particularly targeted by groups of home fans within the Gradski Stadion in Podgorica as the Three Lions won 5-1 on March 25.Sterling celebrated his goal in the game in front of the Montenegrin fans, who were heard directing monkey chants to England’s black players.UEFA announced on Friday that Montenegro had been order to play their June 7 qualifier at home to Kosovo in an empty stadium as a result.Further charges, carrying fines amounting to 20,000 euros (£17,260), were handed down by the governing body for the setting off of fireworks, throwing objects on to the pitch, crowd disturbances and stairways being blocked. 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS shining gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? tense Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “I wouldn’t want to go back there, but obviously if I have to play there I will play. It’s not on my list of destinations to visit.“That is not to say the whole country is like that, but I have only been there once and I’m mentally scarred a little bit and I am not in a rush to go back there.”Rose said earlier this month that he “can’t wait to see the back of football” because of the lack of decisive action to tackle racism in the game.England manager Gareth Southgate was visibly upset about the treatment of his players after the game.Anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out also criticised the punishment from UEFA. REVEALED Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED center_img REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Rose is shocked about the tame punishment given to the racist Montenegro fans huge blow Tottenham’s Danny Rose has said he is shocked by the leniency of the punishment doled out to Montenegro after a number of their supporters racially abused England players last month.Montenegro have been ordered by UEFA to play their European Championship qualifier against Kosovo behind closed doors. no dice Tottenham full-back Rose said he was “lost for words a little” but “not surprised” by the punishment.“I don’t think it is a harsh enough punishment for someone to learn from in the future, just a one-game ban and 20,000 euros – it’s a bit shocking but there is not much I can do now,” Rose, who admitted he had been “mentally scarred” by his experience in the country, told Sky Sports.“I just have to hope that I never have to play there again, it’s a shame that this is where we are now and I just have to get on with it. BEST OF 3 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Southgate was visibly disappointed after hearing racist chants made to Rose during the game It said on Twitter: “Ever since England’s black players received this shocking abuse we have called for the strongest punishment.“This decision falls way short of that.”The Football Association added in a statement: “We hope that their next home match being played behind closed doors sends out a message that racism has no place in football or in wider society.“We will continue to work with the relevant authorities in football to ensure that all players are able to enjoy the game in a discrimination-free environment.”last_img

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