England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose believes he has been racially targeted by police who stopped his car when driving.
The 30-year-old said that he is regularly pulled over and questioned.
“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?’,” he told the Second Captains podcast.
“This has been happening since I was 18.”
Rose also said he has been treated differently on public transport with train staff asking to see his ticket for a first-class carriage, while white passengers are left unchallenged.
“These are the things I have to put up with, being stopped all the time and being asked if I know this is first class and to show my ticket,” he added.
“Whenever I do say things or complain, you do hear people say, ‘Well you’re on this money so just get on with it’. I just give up with hoping that things will change because that’s some people’s mentality towards racism.”
Rose, who was racially abused by Montenegro supporters during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in March 2019 after being subjected to similar abuse while playing for the Under 21s in Serbia in 2012, said that English football’s anti-racism work has been too little and infrequent in the past.