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WATCH: After Backlash For Wearing Adidas Samba Shoes, UK PM Rishi Sunak Issues ‘Fullsome’ Apology

UK PM Rishi Sunak received backlash for wearing Adidas Samba shoes

London: United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was ripped up by users on the internet for wearing Adidas Samba, during an interview at 10 Downing Street.

The social media users said they were upset by Sunak’s choice and claimed “he had ruined it for everyone”.

While promoting UK government’s tax policies during an interview, Rishi Sunak was seen wearing the Adidas‘ grey, white and black sneakers.

After facing backlash on social media, Rishi Sunak issued apology. Speaking on LBC Radio, he said, “I issue a fullsome apology to the Samba community. But, in my defence, I would say I have been wearing Adidas trainers including Sambas — and others, in fact — for many, many years.” “So I’ve been a long-time devotee,” he added.

Meanwhile, UK PM Rishi Sunak could potentially face a revolt in his Cabinet if he decides to make changes to Britain’s membership in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), according to a report.

EHCR recently intervened in the UK’s plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda. This decision led to the cancellation of the first deportation flight to Rwanda, which led to Sunak expressing willingness to modify Britain’s membership in the EHCR.

“I believe that all plans are compliant with all of our international obligations including the ECHR, but I do believe that border security and making sure that we can control illegal migration is more important than membership of a foreign court because it’s fundamental to our sovereignty as a country,” the UK PM had said last week on The Sun’s ‘Never Mind The Ballots.’

However, at least 12 Cabinet ministers are reportedly against this move, including Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor; James Cleverly, the Home Secretary; and Alex Chalk, the Justice Secretary. Even though some Cabinet members, such as Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch and Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove, are open to leaving the convention, they are outnumbered by those against.

The move could pave the way for the Conservative Party’s “destruction,” and it is unlikely that the UK PM would go ahead with it, risking a rift in the party, per The Daily Mail. At best, he could promise in the election manifesto that Britain’s membership will be reviewed if the EHCR continues to block the UK government’s policies on deportation of immigrants.

The conflict between the UK government and the EHCR started after ECHR granted an urgent interim measure for an Iraqi national, preventing his removal to Rwanda until three weeks after the delivery of the final UK domestic decision in his judicial review proceedings.