John Barnes in 2019

John Barnes is a bit of a legend. The ex-England footballer scored one of England’s best goals ever, against Brazil in 1984. He sang a rap in the official England 1990 World Cup song, World in Motion, which wasn’t bad at all. He also won a few trophies and titles with Liverpool and other clubs.

He is now a football pundit and speaks out about discrimination, bias and racism – in sport and generally. He is genuinely passionate about it.  In Oct 2019 he spoke at the Midlands Business Network Expo at Edgbaston in Birmingham. I had a brief chat with him & took a few photos. He gave a thought-provoking talk and was entertaining as well.  He even performed the rap!

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