VIDEO: John Barnes raps in Morecambe

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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’.

John Barnes (right) with MC Michael Glen and organiser Gary Butler.

John Barnes (right) with MC Michael Glen and organiser Gary Butler.

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.