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Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:27 AM

Israel Folau: Sacked rugby player in anti-gay row asks for donations

Source: BBC

Israel Folau: Sacked rugby player in anti-gay row asks for donations

21 June 2019

Rugby player Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia (RA) for criticising gay people, has appealed for public donations to help him legally contest his dismissal.

Folau, a 30-year-old star full-back, had his contract terminated in May after posting on social media saying "hell awaits" gay people.

The devout Christian argues his firing was unlawful and an act of religious discrimination.

RA says he breached a code of conduct.

The former Wallabies player has drawn widespread condemnation for his social media comments, but he also has vocal supporters.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48714601

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