12 Apr 2019

Folau to be sacked from Wallabies after homophobic post

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 12 April 2019

Rugby Australia and says it will sack Wallabies fullback Israel Folau after his latest online homophobic outburst. The NRL has also said he won't be welcome back. Mr Folau made the comments on Instagram where he quoted several Bible verses and said homosexuals, drunkards, adulterers, liars, atheists and thieves would all go to hell. He made similar comments last year but despite opposition and questions from sponsors like Qantas, Rugby Australia decided not to sanction him. All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder expressed his distaste for the comments online. Peter FitzSimons is a former Wallaby who's now a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald. He talks to Susie Ferguson.