City Manager, Pep Guardiola has told Danny Rose to stay in football and fight racism from within the game.
The 28-year-old travelled with the England squad already expecting to receive the abuse after he was targeted when playing with England Under-21s in Serbia earlier in his career.
But Manchester City manager Guardiola plans to try to convince Rose to keep battling racism from inside.
“It’s very disturbing that a player of that quality and the age he is makes that decision that racism is getting so bad and on top of him that he’s even considering leaving it all behind earlier than he should,” he said.
“I think the authorities will listen, but it shouldn’t be a knee-jerk reaction in terms of what proposals we’re putting forward to deal with it. It should now be a very serious discussion.
“When the measures are put forward I will be strongly behind the players to make sure they get more protection than I feel they are getting at the moment. It would be a great tragedy if players of this quality are lost to the game of football.”