Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle seriously injured in road accident…
Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle, who enjoyed a lengthy playing career with Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United, has been left fighting for his life in hospital after a road accident involving a lorry.
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Reports on Sky Sports, one of the channels for which Carlisle has done commentary and served as a pundit, confirm that the former PFA chairman has suffered serious injuries.
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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