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John Barnes was one of the best footballers of his time. The Jamaican born legend played for top-flight clubs such as Liverpool and for the English national team. He also managed various teams including the Jamaica national team and is a beloved commentator.

Despite being so loved he still had to deal with awful racism during his career, such as having bananas thrown on the pitch as he played.

He is a smart man with eloquent words and he proved his abilities when spelling out just how societal racism plays out in the UK, his logic certainly applies worldwide.

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Just watch the video below and soak up the words. The root cause needs to be addressed, you can’t just shut it down and expect it to go away.

What do you think of his views?

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