John Barnes The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism

Thursday 11 November 2021

United Reformed Church

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.

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