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Is Football Racist?

Former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed in tackling racism since the days of banana throwing on the terraces.

Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary.

Nicknamed 'Britain's brainiest footballer', Clarke has played at all levels from the Premiership to the fourth division, and as the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association he feels he has a good grasp of the issues confronting football today.

Setting out with the belief that racism has been largely eradicated from the game and that the frenzy surrounding the recent allegations shows the issue is being taken seriously by the authorities, Clarke begins to face a stark realisation on a journey which sees the issue of racism in football come very close to home.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 17 Aug 2012 00:20

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Clarke Carlisle
Presenter Clarke Carlisle
Presenter Clarke Carlisle
Executive Producer David Dehaney
Executive Producer David Dehaney
Executive Producer David Dehaney
Producer Adam Jessel
Producer Adam Jessel
Producer Adam Jessel

Broadcasts

"My Dad's story" - Clarke Carlisle on the BBC TV blog

"My Dad's story" - Clarke Carlisle on the BBC TV blog

"If I encountered now any of what he experienced then I'd be horrified..."