Former Burnley and Northampton Town star agrees to become an ambassador for anti racism educational charity
“We are delighted that Clarke has agreed to get involved with the campaign. Clarke’s status within the game is well known, and his desire to affect positive change is clear for all to see.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive, Show Racism the Red Card
Former professional footballer and PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle has agreed to become an ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card. Having long been recognised as a key campaigner for equality with the game of football, Clarke clearly understands the power of using role models to help educate about the dangers of racism and has been involved with the campaign for some time.
Clarke Carlisle began his career at Blackpool before spells with Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United. He represented Burnley with distinction during their time in the Premier League before finishing his career at Northampton Town.
After delivering a passionate and thoughtful testimony at the organisation’s recent East of England training conference in Peterborough, Show Racism the Red caught up with Clarke and got his views on racism within the game and inequality within many elements of society.
You can watch our interview with Clarke here:
“We are delighted that Clarke has agreed to get more involved with the campaign” said Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card. “Clarke’s status within the game is well known, and his desire to affect positive change is clear for all to see.”
“Clarke joins a number of other fantastic ambassadors in making a positive contribution towards breaking the cycle of inter-generational racism, and we are excited to work with him in the future.
In addition to his work to combat racism, Clarke has also spoken publically about his own struggle with depression in a documentary for the BBC. In the programme, Clarke warned about the dangers of ignoring depression and spoke about the need to remove the stigma surrounding the mental health condition, particular among young men.