PFA: It was wrong to book comedian Reginald D Hunter for awards

Metro

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle says it was a ‘huge mistake’ to hire comedian Reginald D Hunter for Sunday’s PFA awards dinner in London.

Hunter, a black American comedian from Georgia, repeatedly used the word ‘n*****’ during his performance, which was not well received by members of the audience in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House hotel.

Carlisle is one of a number of players who has campaigned tirelessly to try to eradicate racism in football, and although he refused to criticise Hunter’s act, he admits it was a big error to hire the American for the event.

‘I thought we made a huge mistake,” said the Northampton defender. I thought with everything that we have gone through over the last few years, using a comedian of his type was a bad error in judgement.

‘I was embarrassed sat up there throughout and I want to apologise unreservedly to the…

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