Israel Folau’s Wallaby Teammate Hits Out Over Beliefs – “You Might As Well Sack Us All”
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Sack us all.
Israel Folau’s Wallabies teammate Taniela Tupou has hit out on social media at the treatment of Pacific Islanders and their beliefs, after Samuel Kerevi was the latest player forced to apologise for a religious post.
Kerevi posted an image on Easter Sunday where he for thanked Jesus for “dying on the cross” for him on Christianity’s Holy Thursday over the Easter weekend.
His post drew a bit of backlash with some suggesting the timing was poor given the recent Folau events, forcing him to apologise, despite the fact that nowhere does he say he supports the Folau’s views in any way.
Tupou, often referred to as the ‘Tongan Thor’, then shared an article about Kerevi’s apology, accompanied by a heavily-critical caption. He says you might as well ‘sack us all’, referring to Pacific Island players and their beliefs.
“Seriously,” his emoji-laden post began.
“Might as well sack me and all the other Pacific Islands rugby players around the world because we have the same Christian beliefs.
“I will never apologise for my faith and what I believe in, religion had [sic] got nothing to do with rugby anyways #TYJ “.