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Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than A$750,000 ($487,000) to be returned to thousands of donors. Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for A$3 million he said he needed for a potentially long legal battle against Rugby […]

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback, Israel Folau, has launched a crowd-funding campaign, seeking A$3 million (£1.6 million) to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, as he fights his termination in court. Folau, who was sacked last month for an offensive social media post, had already raised A$240,000 […]

Australia: Anti-gay Folau says he won’t back down in RA row

Australia: Anti-gay Folau says he won’t back down in RA row

(Reuters) – Australia fullback Israel Folau has said he had chances to ease tensions amid the furore over his social media post, and get back to playing rugby, but had resisted them all, because it would be doing “Satan’s” work. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, is awaiting sanction after being found guilty of a ‘high-level’ breach […]

Rugby Australia says Folau anti-gay comments are ‘unacceptable’

Rugby Australia says Folau anti-gay comments are ‘unacceptable’

(Reuters) – Rugby Australia (RA) said on Wednesday that fullback ,Israel Folau’s latest anti-gay comments on social media were “unacceptable” and its integrity unit would look into the matter. Wallabies international, Folau, one of the nation’s top players and most marketable athletes, wrote on Instagram that gays would be condemned to “hell” if they failed […]