The Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has announced this morning that he is very tired of the persistent racial discrimination after being regularly stopped by the police and asked if his car is stolen, even if he has proven so many times that the car is his every time he has been inquired.
The 30-year-old, who is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back and left winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team,
claimed he has had similar experiences going on 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 declared on 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 added that such episodes had made him distrustful about the possibility of achieving a fixed change in today’s UK society, even if the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to inspire governmental reforms to bring the so much needed and desired change that people have been looking for, for years.
Sadly, Rose also talked about the fact that last year that he could not wait to leave football because he had had enough of the racism in the game: “I just give up with hoping that things will change because that’s some people’s mentality towards racism.”