Burnley captain Ben Mee has his say on Black Lives Matter movement after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's remarks

Captain Ben Mee has confirmed that Burnley will be taking a knee ahead of kick off at the Etihad Stadium on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thursday, 18th June 2020, 2:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th June 2020, 2:20 pm
Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur and Ben Mee of Burnley clash during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on March 07, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

On the same day that Dominic Raab suggested that the act was a symbol of 'subjugation and subordination', adding that he'd only take a knee for The Queen and his wife, the Clarets skipper reaffirmed the club's stance.

At a similar time to the Foreign Secretary sharing his views on the matter, Mee spoke in solidarity with the Premier League in their hope of projecting a message of liberation and emancipation.Manchester City gave their backing alongside Arsenal midweek while Aston Villa and Sheffield United did the same in the earlier kick off.

"I think every player is considering it and will be doing it," said the 30-year-old. "The Black Lives Matter campaign is a great opportunity for us as players to show that racism doesn't belong in our game or in our society.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

"There are other good campaigns and organisations like 'Kick Racism Out Of Football', but this is purely on behalf of the players.

"I think it's a really powerful message that we're sending out. There have been a couple of incidents over the last few years and as players we want to make a stand.

"It's a fantastic gesture from the players, it's a good idea, we've all jumped on board with it and we all believe in it massively. We're all on board with it and we'll all be looking to do the same as a group."