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andy brennan israel folau

Andy Brennan, Australia’s first openly gay soccer player, has called for public figures to take more care in comments about LGBTIQ people. His comments come after the recent controversy over Israel Folau. Brennan, who came out on social media last month, said that “people with a voice” have a responsibility to avoid hurting the community, …

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liberal senator eric abetz israel folau

Liberal senator Eric Abetz wants an investigation into Rugby Australia’s sacking of Israel Folau as Coalition MPs push for “religious freedom” laws. Rugby Australia terminated Folau’s $4 million contract last month after an Instagram post claiming “hell awaits” gay people. Abetz asked the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Human Rights Commission to investigate the decision …

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israel folau sponsor asics instagram

Israel Folau has said he is considering all his options after declining the opportunity to appeal his sacking by Rugby Australia. A panel found him guilty of a high-level breach of the player code of conduct over his social media posts. Rugby Australia confirmed on Friday Folau’s contract would be terminated after he failed to …

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israel folau code of conduct hearing rugby australia

Israel Folau’s $4 million contract has been terminated by Rugby Australia over his Instagram post declaring “hell awaits” gay people. The Wallabies star was stood down by Rugby Australia in April, after he posted an image on Instagram that read “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists idolaters” were going to hell unless they repented. …

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israel folau sponsor asics instagram

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said he backs Rugby Australia’s tough action against Wallabies star Israel Folau for his social media posts about homosexuals. The airline is a major sponsor of Rugby Australia, and Joyce told the Australian Financial Review he was “quite happy” with the action taken against Folau. “We don’t sponsor something to …

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israel folau sponsor asics instagram

Israel Folau has been dropped by Australian sportswear brand ASICS as the fallout continues from his social media posts proclaiming that “hell awaits” homosexuals. ASICS, which sponsors Folau personally as well as the national Wallabies team, said in a statement on Wednesday their partnership with the controversial footballer had become “untenable”. “ASICS is dedicated to …

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israel folau code of conduct hearing rugby australia

An independent panel has found Israel Folau committed a “high-level” breach of Rugby Australia’s professional players’ code of conduct, opening the door for the termination of Folau’s contract. The code of conduct hearing began on Saturday after Folau caused uproar by posting on social media last month that “hell awaits” homosexuals, adulterers, liars and thieves, …

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openly gay nrl player ian roberts and wallabies star israle folau

Ian Roberts, the first Australian NRL player to publicly come out as gay, has issued an emotional plea to Israel Folau as the Wallabies star fights to save his career. Folau attended a code of conduct hearing on Saturday that will determine whether his Rugby Australia bosses have grounds to sack him after he posted …

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wallabies and waratahs player israel folau anti-gay social media post

Israel Folau has let down many of his young fans with his recent social media posts despite knowing the harm anti-gay comments can cause, an academic who has previously worked with the Wallabies star has said. Folau attended a code of conduct hearing on Saturday to determine whether Rugby Australia has grounds to sack him …

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Rainbow Jerseys Pride Cup LGBTIQ+ inclusion Israel Folau

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments and Caster Semenya’s IAAF testosterone ruling will be among the topics to be discussed at next week’s LBGTIQ+ Inclusion in Sport conference at the University of Queensland. Former athletes, sports leaders, and LBGTIQ+ inclusion experts will address the conference to explore how sport can approach issues related to LBGTIQ+ inclusion in …

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