Is Football Racist?

Is Football Racist?

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 terraces in this one hour documentary for BBC Three.

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.

Shown on BBC3 16th July 2012

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