England star bans family from World Cup over Racism fear

Dele Alli England Netherlands 2018

"I was on medication for a few months".

"I was getting very angry very easily".

Kieran Trippier added: "When you play the 3-5-2 you've got the No. 8s, it's like a diamond, so every time you get the ball there's an option for you".

"We've done stuff at Canalside pre-match as well as when the players come off the bus, particularly the executioner's drumroll when the opposition team arrive and get off their coach!"

"It all stemmed from my injury when I was advised I didn't need an operation".

But I know the fanbase is there and I am really looking forward to playing here.

Zenit St. Petersburg, one of the country's biggest clubs, was recently ordered to play its next European game without fans as punishment for abuse fans levied at Naby Keita, who is from Guinea. That was the start of it.

"Nobody knows this either, but my uncle killed himself in the middle of my rehab, and that triggered the depression as well".

"I'm really pleased to have him with us".

England left-back Danny Rose has admitted that he has sadly asked him family not to travel to Russian Federation to watch him represent the Three Lions in this summer's World Cup for the fear of racial abuse.

"Off the field, there have been other incidents - in August, my mum was racially abused back home in Doncaster. Then someone came to the house and almost shot my brother in the face - a gun was sacked at my house".

A gun was sacked?

Unfortunately, you get the feeling that Federation Internationale de Football Association have cost an bad lot of people the chance to see their family in action at a World Cup, by handing the Russians the showpiece.

And as the Evening Standard notes, "Rose is no stranger to racism, having been subjected to monkey chants and hit with stones while on England U-21 duty in Serbia in October 2012".

The Super Eagles will hope to improve in the last warm up game against Czech Republic on June 6, while England are due to finish their preparations for the World Cup with a friendly against Costa Rica in Leeds on June 7.

Rose admits he will always be grateful to Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate and his staff, including physio Steve Kemp, for helping keep him sane. I've had a little bit of time off and time with the family which was important I think to get my head around it and have some downtime to refocus on what is important and that is the World Cup now.

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