Former footballer John Barnes has leapt to the defence of Liam Neeson by delivering a passionate speech about the racism controversy the actor has become embroiled in.
Appearing on Sky News, Barnes, who was the victim of numerous racist incidents throughout his football career, said that Neeson “deserves a medal” for his honest take on how he felt at the time and the fact that he quickly realised he was wrong.
Barnes went on to compare the situation to Winston Churchill, calling the former British Prime Minister a “white supremacist and a mass murderer.”
A clip of Barnes’ defence of Neeson can be seen in the below post.
Football legend @officialbarnesy has told Sky News he thinks actor Liam Neeson ‘deserves a medal’ for his honesty about once having violent thoughts about “killing” a black person.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 5, 2019