Thanks goodness that the most capped black England footballer has said what crap it is for England to withdraw their DVD.
Given his history, it must be fair to say Barnes speaks with greater authority than most on racism in sport. And those who leapt up and down in the condemnatory backlash of the FA in the past few days for failing to include any black players in a promotional DVD celebrating England's 20 best players of the last 40 years might like to consider his words.
When I first read about the DVD being withdrawn for not having any black players in the top 20, I thought it was PC crap, and I didn't think I'd have any black players in my top 20, but oops, I had a look at my all time England XI and realised, that I have Viv Anderson in my all time XI, and Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Paul Ince, and Paul Parker following up closely!!