Dominic Raab has faced strong criticism following indicating that carrying a knee seemed to be in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.
The UK Foreign Secretary also implied that the gesture has been a sign of entry in a meeting with talkRADIO.
“It seems to me as a sign of subjugation and subordination, instead of just one of liberation and emancipation,” Raab said on Thursday.
However, the Foreign Secretary stated he knew the frustration forcing the Dark Lives Issue movement, including that the gesture would be”a question of private decision”.
The prosecution spokesman for Britain’s opposition Labour Party, David Lammy, described the comments as “insulting” and”deeply embarrassing” on Twitter.
Dominic Raab reacted to criticism on Twitter, stating he’s”complete respect for the Dark Lives Issue motion, and also the problems driving them”.
A spokesperson in Downing Street said the Foreign Secretary was expressing a”personal opinion”.
The gesture of carrying a knee is now a sign of resistance to racism and police violence and has ever been seen throughout the US national anthem.
It dates back to 1950s civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr and gained momentum in 2016 with NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
Taking a knee was widely employed by demonstrators globally following the police killing of George Floyd at Minneapolis on May 25.
Premier League players in Arsenal, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Sheffield United also chose a knee before games Wednesday night.