Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

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Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

Post by fountainhall » Fri May 17, 2019 7:20 pm

A professional rugby star who has played 73 times for his country, Australian Israel Folau, now finds himself without about A$4 million in salary and sponsorships and a career in shreds.

A disciplinary hearing ruled recently that the national team fullback was guilty of a “high-level breach” of Rugby Australia’s code of conduct when he used social media to criticize gays. A confirmed Christian Folau has been in trouble before for his tweets. These ones appeared last year -

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But it was this recent tweet below that landed him in serious trouble with the rugby authorities.

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Folau has 72 hours to appeal the decision but any reinstatement seems highly unlikely. His rugby career is over! What an idiot!

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Re: Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

Post by fountainhall » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:50 am

This homophobe decided to fight his ban from the Australian National Rugby Team and the consequent loss of million of A$s in sponsorships. Although he must be pretty rich, he decided others should pay for his legal defence. So he started up a crowdfunding site seeking donations from the public. Oops! He chose the GoFundMe site. Mistake! GoFundMe has now informed him that his site breaks its rules since he was promoting the exclusion of LGBT people.

So homophobe Folau's page has been shut down and he is now forced to give back nearly A$760,000 raised so far. I shed no tears!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48740811

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Re: Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

Post by a447 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:47 pm

Folau is a fundamentalist religious nutter, as are the members of his family.

As has been pointed out in the media, gofundme is normally used to solicit donations for sick children, not for covering the legal fees of a multi-millionaire like him.

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Re: Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

Post by thewayhelooks » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:56 am

The Australian Christian Lobby has donated $100,000 to his cause. His legal action against Rugby Australia is far from over.

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Re: Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

Post by fountainhall » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:27 am

A recent post on this jerk's Twitter account -
I have the fight of my life on my hands. If you can and choose to donate, thank you.
The fight of his life? For God's sake! Who got himself into this ungodly (sic) mess other than he himself through his homophobic rants. Another recent posting -

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I only visit Australia and do not know its laws. But spouting evil about gays surely has to be some sort of hate speech. Unfortunately the Australian Christian lobby has now taken up his fund-raising efforts. Over A$500,000 has already been raised.

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Re: Homophobe Australian Sports Star Career Ends

Post by a447 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:13 pm

I wonder if Folau believes in " the right of Australians to" live their lives "without fear of discrimination in the workplace."

He also posted that Gofundme "buckled to demands against the freedoms of Australians." It seems he does not believe one of these freedoms is to be gay.

What a fucking hypocrite!

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