Israel Folau: Australian rugby star sacked over anti-gay social media post
Rugby Australia has sacked one of its biggest stars Israel Folau for social media posts which were critical of gay people.
The 30-year-old fullback’s contract was terminated on Friday after he was found guilty earlier this month of a “high-level breach of the professional players’ code of conduct” over the Instagram and Twitter post.
In the 10 April post he wrote “hell awaits” for “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters”.
His dismissal comes four months before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan in September – which he would almost certainly have been selected for……..read more
Source: Sky News