John Barnes on racism and society: ‘There are invisible banana skins’
The Guardian · Oct 11

John Barnes on racism and society: ‘There are invisible banana skins’

The former England winger discusses silent pillars of prejudice and why there aren’t more black football managers”I don’t even remember doing that,” John Barnes says when, near the end of a 90-minute conversation about the deep roots and bruising reality of racism, I ask him about the moment he used his right boot, with deft and contemptuous skill, to flick a banana off the pitch in a Merseyside derby in 1988...

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