Clarke Carlisle: 'My issue with Ferdinand brothers is resolved'

Carlisle: 'I resolved row with Ferdinand brothers'
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Clarke Carlisle says that he has resolved his issue with Anton and Rio Ferdinand after calling them "shithouses" in his book.
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Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle has explained that he has resolved his issue with Anton and Rio Ferdinand with regards to their Kick It Out boycott.

The brothers refused to wear T-shirts supporting the anti-racism campaign last October due to the length of suspensions handed to Chelsea captain John Terry and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for racially abusing Anton and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra respectively.

Carlisle described Anton and Rio, as well as Manchester City's Joleon Lescott, as "shithouses" for not explaining their reasons for snubbing the campaign.

"The danger of serialisation of the book was that they are my personal opinions at that moment in time," Carlisle told Sky Sports News.

"So when the whole Kick It Out boycott kicked off, that weekend I did not understand what was going on. I did not agree with what was happening and I voiced that in all the interviews I did.

"But as you read the rest of the book, [you can see] the issue evolved and we talked about what they were bringing to the fore and the reasons why they did that. I did then come to understand."

The Football Association have since introduced a minimum five-game ban issued to players found guilty of racism.

Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United controls the ball during the match between the A-League All-Stars and Manchester United on July 20, 2013
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