Racism in football

Clarke Carlisle has played in all of the top four football divisions in England.

Published: 19th July 2012

This week highly respected footballer and Chairman of the Management Committee for the Professional Footballers’ Association Clarke Carlisle explored the topic of racism in football in a television programme that aired on BBC Three.

The documentary brought to light issues and incidents that Clarke wasn’t aware of in the modern game – such as – the odd racist slur that a number of black players have endured in recent times, reports that club scouts have been told not to take on Asian players and he also divulged a little deeper into the reasons as to why there are so few black managers in the English game.

In this article I wish to share my views and experiences in football, and particularly dissect the controversial views of John Barnes who strongly believes that Britain is a nation full of ‘passive racists’.

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