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No confidence: Rugby star Israel Folau hits out at Rugby Australia following sacking


Added 05-20-19 09:37:03am EST - “Disgraced former Wallabies rugby union star Israel Folau has stated that his decision not to appeal his sacking by Rugby Australia is "in no way an acceptance of the judicial panel's findings."” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “No confidence: Rugby star Israel Folau hits out at Rugby Australia following sacking”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The rugby star, who was sacked following social media posts declaring that sinners, including homosexuals, would go to hell if they did not repent.

The comments were widely criticised and led to Rugby Australia finding the player guilty of a 'high-level' breach of their conduct policies and terminated his $4 million contract.

READ MORE: Israel Folau’s $4m contract terminated over ‘hell awaits gay people’ comments

The window for Folau to officially appeal the decision has now passed, but in a statement, the player said that allowing the appeal deadline to pass was not an acceptance of the body's decision.

"The last few weeks and, in particular, the last 72 hours have given me considerable opportunity to reflect and think about my future," Folau said.

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