DANNY ROSE has claimed he gets stopped by police and asked if he is driving a stolen car every time he returns to his home town Doncaster.
The 30-year-old England defender revealed he was stopped again last week and said: ‘Each time it’s, “Is this car stolen? Where did you get this car from? What are you doing here? Can you prove that you bought this car?”.
‘This has been happening since I was 18, since I was driving and each time it happens I just laugh, because I know what’s coming. When I go home to Doncaster, I don’t like to drive so I get the train. I will get stopped at some point while I’m in Doncaster, pulled over and questioned.’
Rose (pictured) told the Second Captains podcast his experience on public transport was little better, adding: ‘One of the last times I got on the train, I got on with my bags and the attendant said, “Do you know this is first class?”. I say, “Yeah, so what?”.
‘They ask to see my ticket and I show the lady it and this is no word of a lie, two people, white people, walk on the train after me and she says nothing. I asked, “Are you not going to ask for their tickets?” and she just said, “Ah no, I don’t need to”.
‘So people might think it happens but to me that’s racism.’ Meanwhile, Rose still harbours ambitions of playing for Tottenham again despite having just a year left on his contract and having spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle.
‘I am very happy to stay at Tottenham and see my last ten or 11 months out, I would love to,’ Rose said. ‘There is nothing I want more than to play one more time in front of the fans.’