A Carlisle United director has raised the issue of racist abuse in football in parliament.

Lord Clark of Windermere, who sits on the Blues' holdings board, spoke in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

It came during a debate on racism in sport, in which Baroness Barran, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of state for Digital, culture, Media and Sport faced questions.

It followed instances of appalling online racist abuse aimed at England's Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after their penalty misses in Sunday's Euro 2020 final.

Lord Clark, a United director for several years and a Labour peer, also used his question to promote 'Fair Game' - a new movement involving several clubs, including the Blues, who are calling for greater transparency in football.

Lord Clark said: "My Lords, I declare an interest as a director of Carlisle United Football Club, where we are all simply appalled by the racist abuse.

"The Times today suggests in a leader that this is not solely a British problem.

"Therefore, will Her Majesty’s Government raise it at the international forum to see whether we can help solve it?

"Domestically, when discussing this problem with the football authorities, will they include a relatively new body, Fair Game, which is composed largely of lower league clubs and will offer a different perspective?"

Baroness Barran replied: "The Government are determined to do everything within their power to stamp out the awful racism that we saw.

"Obviously, it is an extremely long-standing problem and one that extends across the world. We will use every opportunity to address it."

The full debate can be read here

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel this week condemned the racist abuse England's players had faced.

But they also faced criticism from fans and players, as well as accusations of hypocrisy, having earlier refused to criticise people who booed the England side's taking of the knee.

Defnder Tyrone Mings in a tweet to Patel which was 'liked" by over half a million Twitter users, said to Patel: You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics’ & then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens."

The Fair Game movement, meanwhile, is calling for reform in football, including an independent regulator.

Carlisle are members of the group with fellow EFL clubs including Luton, Accrington, AFC Wimbledon, Cambridge, Lincoln, Bristol Rovers, Leyton Orient, Newport and Tranmere.

They argue that clubs "must be more transparent and consistent in their financial reporting, and present information in a “supporter-centric” manner".

Fair Game also believe "some form of salary cap" must be introduced and that the revenue imbalace between and within leagues needs to be addressed.

They argue against parachute payments and want the owners' and directors' tests to be more robust in order to examine the intentions of potential club owners.

On the latter, they suggest splitting of the test in two – one for owners and one for directors, with a requirement to provide a five-year business plan, and for the need for ongoing measurement of competence.

They also believe equality, diversity and inclusion standards "must be indexed in a consistent way by governing bodies and clubs".

And Fair Game say clubs' heritage and 'crown jewel' assets, such as their name, badge, colours and location, must be under the power of veto of supporters’ trusts or be the subject of an application to an independent regulator, with thorough consultation.

The campaign group say clubs coming into the EFL should be granted a three-year grace period to replace 3G pitches, or for them to be permitted at League One and Two level, citing their importance for community use.

A "fan-led" review into football is being chaired by Conservative MP Tracey Crouch.