Israel Folau: Rugby Australia to terminate star’s contract after anti-gay social media post


Israel Folau: Rugby Australia to terminate star’s contract after anti-gay social media post

Israel Folau will have his Rugby Australia contract terminated following his homophobic social media post.

The 30-year-old came under fire for reiterating his controversial views about ‘drunks, homosexuals and adulterers’ in an Instagram post earlier this week.

Israel Folau is set to have his Rugby Australia contract terminated

Rugby Australia said in a statement it intends to terminate his contract and Folau has failed to respond to repeated attempts to contact him.

The statement read: “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. In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract.

Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union have made repeated attempts to contact Israel both directly and via his representatives since 6.30pm on Wednesday, and at this point he has failed to communicate directly with either organisation.