John Barnes: ‘Liam Neeson deserves a medal’

Ex-footballer John Barnes has praised Liam Neeson for speaking the ‘truth’ about his feelings after the actor admitted that he wanted to ‘kill a black man’ after a close friend of his was raped.

He went on to discuss how Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and never showed any regrets for his thinking and actions. And yet he is upheld as a hero.

The actor – who was speaking in an interview with the Independent – revealed that he walked the streets armed with a weapon, hoping to be approached so that he could lash out.

The Hollywood actor’s comments have brought an angry reaction on social media, with some people calling for a boycott of his films.