Clark Carlisle Calls For More Education In Fight Against Homophobia – Arts London News

Published on February 13, 2014 | by bjstudent11

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Clark Carlisle Calls For More Education In Fight Against Homophobia

The Professional Football Association’s chairman Clark Carlisle says players should be recieving more support to combat homphobia in the game.

Speaking on Radio 5 live this morning, the former QPR defender said homophobic language is still far too commonly banded round dressing rooms.

Carlisle even admitted he was guilty of throwing around homophobic slurrs in the changing rooms of clubs he’d played at – before changing his ways and starting to challenge other on the topic.

He says in order to crackdown on the issue, players should be more aware of the “power and the effect” of homophobic language.

The issue was addressed in this morning’s programme after England football team womens captain Casey Stoney publicly announced she was gay earlier this week.

Stoney is said to have recieved an “overwhelming” level of support since coming out. However, the mens game hasn’t had a homosexual professional player for over 20 years.

Also speaking on the programme this morning, Bolton manager Owen Coyle said “I’m totally amazed that there has not been a follow-up in terms of players being able to be comfortable.”

Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger had retired from the game before revealing he was gay last month.

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