Billy Vunipola Is Now In Trouble Following Controversial Backing Of Israel Folau
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Chris Ashton Leaves Harlequins And Signs For Premiership Rivals With Immediate Effect - January 25, 2021
- Leinster Issue Injury Updates On Some Key Internationals Named In Andy Farrell’s Six Nations Squad - January 25, 2021
- England Hit With Double Blow As Two Players Withdraw From Six Nations Squad - January 25, 2021
Saracens and England star Billy Vunipola could now also be in trouble after he came out on social media publicly supporting Israel Folau following his latest controversial homophobic outburst.
The outspoken Super Rugby star posted an image on Instagram earlier this week “warning” all homosexuals that hell “awaits” them unless they “repent.”
Folau’s career now hangs in the balance with Rugby Australia revealing they intend on terminating his contract. His actions have largely been condemned, but in Vunipola has decided to get behind Folau, stating “man was made for woman.”
“So this morning I got 3 phone calls from people telling me to ‘unlike’ the @izzyfolaupost.” Vunipola wrote on Instagram
“This is my position on it. I don’t HATE anyone neither do I think I’m perfect. There just comes a point when you insult what I grew up believing in that you just say enough is enough, what he’s saying isn’t that he doesn’t like or love those people.
“He’s saying how we live our lives needs to be closer to how God intended them to be. Man was made for woman to pro create that was the goal no? I’m not perfect I’m at least everything on that list at least at one point in my life. It hurts to know that. But that’s why I believe there’s a God. To guide and protect us and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
But now the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have responded to Vunipola’s post – and he could also be in trouble.
“Rugby is an inclusive sport, and we do not support these views. We will be meeting with Billy to discuss his social media posts.” an RFU spokeswoman said
BREAKING: Billy Vunipola to be grilled by England rugby bosses over his Instagram post off the back of the Israel Folau storm
RFU spokeswoman said “Rugby is an inclusive sport, and we do not support these views. We will be meetjng with Billy to discuss his social media posts.”
— Jonny Fordham 🏉📰 (@SunJonnyFordham) April 12, 2019