Labour’s Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary David Lammy listed heavyweight boxing legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier alongside Judas Iscariot and the KKK in a bizarre Good Friday message.
“Good Friday so thinking about Judas who sold out his brother for 30 pieces of silver,” said the Labour MP, who as Lord Chancellor would technically outrank even the Prime Minister if Labour returned to government, on social media.
“Sure many of us can think a Judas amidst us,” he continued. “Keep the faith: ‘There is no Jesus without Judas, no Martin Luther King without the [Ku Klux] Klan; no [Muhammed] Ali without Joe Frazier; no freedom without tyranny’”.
The decision to list the late Frazier, a heavyweight world champion who brought an Olympic gold medal back to the United States from Tokyo, alongside the likes of Judas and the KKK raised some eyebrows, with Nicky Campbell of the BBC
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