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Christian rugby star, Israel Folau sues Australia Rugby for sacking him over his homophobic social media post claiming ‘hell awaits homosexuals’

Christian Australian rugby star, Israel Folau, 30,  has sued Rugby Australia and club side the Waratahs after he was sacked with his playing contract terminated over homophobic social media posts.


Folau, a devout Christian said on his Instagram and Twitter accounts in April 2019 that hell awaits ‘drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters.’

His £2.15million four-year deal was cut short after an independent panel backed RA’s position that the comments he made on April 10 warranted his sacking rather than a fine or suspension.


Legal representatives for Folau have confirmed they have filed an application to the Australian Fair Work Commission and are seeking a declaration that his employment was unlawfully terminated because of his religion.


In a statement, Folau said: ‘I will forever be grateful and proud to have played the sport I love for our nation.


‘Ours is an amazing country built on important principles, including freedom of religion. 

‘A nation made up of so many different faiths and cultural backgrounds will never be truly rich unless this freedom applies to all of us.

‘The messages of support we have received over these difficult few weeks have made me realise there are many Australians who feel their fundamental rights are being steadily eroded.

‘No Australian of any faith should be fired for practising their religion.’

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