Alleged racist chanting directed at England players vs Montenegro

Montenegro 1-England 5

England took on Montenegro on Monday as they looked to continue their fine form.

The Three Lions smashed Czech Republic 5-0 last week and will have been hoping for a similar result on Monday.

Things did not get off to a perfect start though as Montenegro took the lead in the 17th minute.

England would respond well though and Michael Keane equalised just 13 minutes later.

Ross Barkley would then give England the lead in the 39th minute.

Goals from Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling in the second half put the result beyond doubt.

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – MARCH 25: Ross Barkley of England (L) celebrates with Callum Hudson-Odoi after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between Montenegro and England at Podgorica City Stadium on March 25, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Racist chants heard

While England will have been pleased with their display, it appears that some England players were racially abused during the tie.

When Sterling scored his goal he gestured to the crowd. While it was not to clear watching at home he had been abused it is being suggested that is the case.

The second case of the night was much more clear though.

Danny Rose was shown a late yellow card, which was followed by monkey chanting from some Montenegro fans.

Speaking after the game, England boss Gareth Southgate confirmed that he heard the abuse directed at Rose and it will be reported.

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