Burnley defender Clarke Carlisle talks to the BBC about his new role at the PFA and his work with Show Racism the Red Card.
Clarke Carlisle had been on the PFA's management committee since 2004. It is made up of professionals from all four divisions and also includes Show Racism the Red Card Patron Zesh Rehman. When previous chairman and Patron, Chris Powell retired, Carlisle put his name forward and in mid-November it was annouced that he had been successful.
There is no fixed tenure for Carlisle's period as chariman and Powell filled the role for five years before he retired from playing. Carlisle is keen to use his time in the role to continue to move the game closer to the ideal of what he described to me as 'total inclusion'.
"I'm really proud of my involvement in the discrimination campaigns of Kick It Out and Show Racism the Red Card, said Carlisle. "Anything that helps to break down the barriers of Racism, Sexism, Islamophobia, Homophobia, anti-Semitism and any prejudice in between, is a worthy cause. Any help I can give along the way is the least I can do."
Read the full article from the BBC.