Danny Rose slams Uefa's 'shocking' Montenegro racism punishment and admits he is lost for words

DANNY ROSE has blasted the punishment Uefa handed out to Montenegro for their racist fans and admitted: I hope I never have to play there again.

Montenegro have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors and fined £17,200 after Rose and other black England stars were subjected to sickening racial abuse in their Euro 2020 qualifier last month.

And Tottenham star Rose said: "I've just found out and I'm lost for words a little and I am not surprised.

"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.

"I just have to hope that I never have to play there again, it's a shame that this where we are now and I just have to get on with it.

"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 rush to go back there."

In the wake of the awful scenes in Montenegro as England cruised to a 5-1 victory, Rose spoke openly about his disgust at how football deals with racism.

The 28-year-old admitted he could not wait to give up playing because he was so disillusioned with the sport and its lack of action to combat the issue.

An FA Spokesperson: "The FA acknowledges UEFA's decision to sanction the Football Association of Montenegro.

"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."

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