John Barnes The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism
Born in Jamaica in 1963, John Barnes moved to the UK with his family in 1975. Six years later he was a professional footballer, distinguishing himself for Watford, Liverpool and England, and in the process becoming this country’s most prominent black player. Now a pundit and social commentator, he tackles head on the issues surrounding prejudice with his trademark intelligence and authority. By vividly evoking his personal experiences, and holding a mirror to this country’s past, present and future, Barnes provides a powerful and moving testimony, and advances the global conversation around society’s – and the beautiful game’s – on-going battle with the awful stain of prejudice.