Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle seriously injured in road accident…
Former Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United centre back Clarke Carlisle, who has most recently acted as both a TV pundit and the PFA chairman, has been left fighting for his life after a road accident.
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Reports on Sky Sports, one of the channels for which Carlisle has done commentary, confirm that he has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a lorry.
He was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary after the incident, which took place on the A64 on the A64, near York, on Monday morning. The Football Association wrote: “The thoughts & prayers of all at The FA are with Clarke Carlisle & his family at this sad time.”
Anti-racism organisation Kick It Out, for which Carlisle is an ambassador, posted: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Kick It Out are with Clarke Carlisle and his family. Stay strong our dear friend – keep on fighting.”
Burnley also reacted to the news, tweeting: “The thoughts of all at Burnley Football Club are with Clarke Carlisle and his family,” while QPR wrote: “Thoughts with Clarke Carlisle and his family.”
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