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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 […]

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 […]

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

(Reuters) – Wallabies’ Director of Rugby, Scott Johnson, has backed the hard-line stance taken by Rugby Australia (RA) over Israel Folau’s controversial social media posts and called for the sport to embrace inclusiveness. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, faces having his Wallabies contract torn up, after posting comments that gay people were destined for “hell” if […]