Israel Folau Breaks Silence After Being Found Guilty Of “High-Level Breach” By Rugby Australia
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Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has broken his silence after he was found guilty yesterday of a “high-level breach” by Rugby Australia following a three-day hearing in relation to his controversial homophobic post on social media.
Folau says his “head is held high” despite being found guilty by his employers. No sanction has been handed down yet, but the high-level breach is the only level that allows termination of Folau’s four-year, $4 million contract.
The 30-year-old spoke to former Wallabies coach Alan Jones following the hearing, declaring he’s “at peace” with the decision.
“I’ve just had a note form Israel, he won’t mind if I’m sharing it with you because I said to him, ‘Hold your head up’,” Jones said.
“He said, ‘Alan, I’m at peace, mate.
“My head is held high’.”
Folau and Rugby Australia have 72 hours following yesterday’s decision to decide on an appeal.