Jay Clarke: I Experience Racism Nine Out of 10 Days



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Jay Clarke: I Experience Racism Nine Out of 10 Days

British tennis player Jay Clarke has said that he experiences racism on nine out of 10 days. Clarke gave his comments on Twitter in response to a message from fellow British player Liam Broady. Broady had tweeted, "When one of my best mates gets chased home for simply walking past a pub at night and has to hide in bushes to avoid getting beaten up because of his skin colour how can you claim racism doesn't exist in this country? This problem seems to be getting worse to me, not better."

Clarke, who is the fifth highest ranked British player, responded on Twitter, saying, "Not this extreme but I experience something like this at least once a day 9 days out of 10." In an interview to BBC Radio Derby last year, Clarke said that he often received racist coments online after losing matches.

"It's happened a few times now so I just block them and move on with my life. They are sad people." 21 year old Clarke is ranked No. 154 in the world and his big moment came earlier this year at Wimbledon when he reached the second round and played Roger Federer.