Rugby Australia Set To Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract Following Latest Homophobic Post
Enough is enough.
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is set to have his contract terminated by Rugby Australia following his latest homophobic outburst on social media.
Folau took to Instagram yesterday and posted a “warning” all homosexuals that hell “awaits” them unless they “repent.”
“He does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts,” said Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union.
“In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract”
Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union said they have made “repeated attempts” to contact the fullback – but he has failed to get in touch with either organisation.
“Israel has failed to understand that the expectation of him as a Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs employee is that he cannot share material on social media that condemns, vilifies or discriminates against people on the basis of their sexuality,” the governing bodies added.
“As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action.”
Folau recently signed a four-year deal worth around $4 million, making him one of the highest paid players in the world.