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Football legend John Barnes joins The Michael Anthony Show in Episode 143 this week for a wide ranging discussion into a variety of topics. Although the Jamaican born, former PFA Player of the Year had one of the most memorable careers of 1980's football, the seventy-nine time capped Barnes possesses a curiosity and passion for issues that far exceed the sporting sphere.
The shallow understanding society has towards racism, corporal punishment, the black manager problem, classism, football fandom and a variety of other subjects are delved in to, as Barnes also provides a fascinating insight in to a career which saw him at the centre of Watford's glory days during the Elton John era, before winning two leagues at Anfield prior to witnessing the infamous 'Spice Boy' age.
The product of what he describes as an "elite family" in which his grandfather was a key figure of the People's Nationalist Party in Jamaica and mother rubbed shoulders with the likes of Bob Marley, the eccentric Barnes has lost none of his energy or capacity for deep thought. A truly unique character.
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