Rugby Australia responds to Israel Folau's latest homophobic social media posts


The image, which was posted on Wednesday night in Australia, added the caption: "Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him", he captioned the post.

Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent.

"Folau's comments are just one example of how much work is still left to do to combat discrimination and the use of hateful language against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people", Kirsty Clarke, director of sport at Stonewall told PA Sport.

Former Wales worldwide Gareth Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, also responded to Folau's comments on Twitter.

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Folau faced no sanctions in April a year ago for anti-gay comments after RA said it accepted his position that he did not mean to harm the game.

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"He got away with it the first time, you would like to think that maybe the RA (Rugby Australia) might actually stand up and do something", Ella told SBS News.

Earlier, the three-time John Eales Medallist tweeted "the devil has blindsided so many people in this world, REPENT and turn away from your evil ways", in response to an article about a Tasmanian decision to legislate gender optional birth certificates.

The code-hopping superstar faces sanctioning - and possibly even having his multi-million-dollar four-year contract torn up - after the governing body condemned his posts as "unacceptable".

"We are taking a keen interest on the findings of Rugby Australia's Integrity Unit when they meet tonight and applaud the union for taking the stance that these kinds of comments are unacceptable".

He was previously warned by Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle to avoid controversial comments of this nature after he shared similarly controversial posts. It does not represent the values of the sport and is disrespectful to members of the Rugby community.

Folau, 30, was reminded of his social media obligations by RA chief executive Raelene Castle past year.

According to, there was a reported clause in Folau's contract negotiations a year ago that was specific to his use of social media.