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England footballer says tired of racial discrimination in UK

August 04, 2020 09:58 IST
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'I just give up with hoping that things will change because that's some people's mentality towards racism.'

Danny Rose

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer Danny Rose says he is tired of police stopping him to ask if car is stolen. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has said he is tired of racial discrimination after being regularly stopped by police and asked if his car is stolen.

 

The 30-year-old England international said he has had similar experiences for the last 15 years.

"The last time, last week, when I'd just been at my mum's house, I had pulled up in a car park so the engine was off," he told the Second Captains podcast.

"The police pulled in and they brought a riot van, three police cars and questioned me. They said they'd had a report that a car had not been driving correctly.

"I'm like: 'So why does that make it my car?' I got my ID out and they breathalysed me. It's just one of those things to me now. Each time it's: 'Is this car stolen? Where did you get it from? Can you prove that you bought this car.'"

Rose said such incidents had made him sceptical about the prospects of lasting change.

"I just give up with hoping that things will change because that's some people's mentality towards racism."

Rose said last year that he could not wait to leave football because he had had enough of the racism in the game.

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