Former rugby league star and current Australian rugby union international Israel Folau is set to have his contract terminated by Rugby Australia following anti-LGBT comments on his social media.
Folau, who is a devout Christian, took to instagram and twitter to express his religious beliefs, which read: “Warning. Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters. Hell awaits you. Repent! Only Jesus save,” sparking outrage.
Consequently, the NSW Warratahs fullback has been investigated by the sport’s governing body, with the decision to terminate his contract set to be taken for breaching the values of the game.
“Whilst Israel is entitled to his religious beliefs, the way in which he has expressed these beliefs is inconsistent with the values of the sport. We want to make it clear that he does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts,” Sport Australia said.
“Israel has failed to understand that the expectation of him as a Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs employee is that he cannot share material on social media that condemns, vilifies or discriminates against people on the basis of their sexuality.
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