John Barnes shot by Kofi Paintsil for The Sunday Times Magazine

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Having built a successful career as a professional footballer spanning two decades across the 80’s and 90’s, John Barnes is one of England and Liverpool's most iconic names, even having his own World Cup anthem with New Order in 1990. ⁠ Despite his mammoth achievements in a sport loved by millions, John experienced horrendous racial abuse throughout his career. Before the release of his new book - The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism, he speaks with David Collins about what he went through and how we can make steps to rid our society of the insidious prejudice and discrimination that shows up when the colour of your skin is a target for unequal treatment. Shot by Kofi Paintsil for The Sunday Times Magazine Production and Photographic Assistant - Nardia