It was the summer of 1990 all over again as John Barnes rolled back the years in Morecambe not with his footballing skills – but with his rapping.
The legendary Liverpool and England star treated guests at a charity sportsman’s dinner to his famous rap from New Order’s number one World Cup song ‘World in Motion’.
Barnes, 50, also gave a speech about his glorious football career and told hilarious tales about ex-England manager Bobby Robson and team-mate Paul Gascoigne.
Hundreds turned up to meet ‘Barnesy’ at the Trimpell Club’s annual dinner.
The event was organised by Trimpell Sports and Social Club and more than £2,000 was raised for St John’s Hospice. Michael Glen was MC and comedy impressionist Mark Langley was a star turn with his dead-on impersonations of Alan Hansen, Roy Hodgson and other football names.
Barnes was twice the Football Writers Player of the Year (1988, 1990) and one-time Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year (1988). He won 79 caps for England, scoring 11 goals, and twice won the First Division Championship with Liverpool.