I’m tired of cops asking if this car is stolen, says Hotspur’s Danny Rose
LONDON (UK) – Defender Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur has said he is tired of racial discrimination as he is regularly flagged down by police to be asked if his car is stolen.
The England international said he has been facing similar experiences for the past 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.'”
The 30-year-old said such incidents have made him sceptical about the prospects of lasting change in attitudes towards race.
“I just give up with hoping that things will change because that’s some people’s mentality towards racism.”
He said last year he was looking at quitting soccer as he had enough of racism in the beautiful game.
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