John Barnes urges England fans to be vigilant in Russia amid World Cup safety fears
With a group of MPs issuing a stark warning that England supporters face potential racist and homophobic intimidation during the World Cup in Russia, footy legend John Barnes says fans must be vigilant.
In an interview with Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, the former England footballer said: "we're pre-empting a situation that might not happen, and you'd like to think that the authorities will deal with any problems. So we'll have to see what happens."
"The players need to concentrate on playing and the fans need to be vigilant. But that was the same when Liverpool fans went to Kiev for the Champions League final."
Watch the full interview above.
A report by the Foreign Affairs Select Committee says racist and homophobic intimidation, violence from hooligans and anti-British hostility are among the risks faced by England fans.
Barnes also provided his thoughts about England and Spurs star Danny Rose deciding to open up about his battle with depression. Watch the clip below.
The World Cup kicks off next Thursday with England's opening match against Tunisia on Monday 18 June.