25 Jun 2019

Louisa Wall praises shutdown of Folau fundraiser

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 25 June 2019

New Zealand Netball is expected to spell out its position on Maria Folau's involvement with the Silver Ferns in the wake of the controversy engulfing her husband, rugby star Israel Folau.

Rugby Australia has dumped Folau over comments widely seen as homophobic.

Maria Folau has publicly supported her husband's stance and backed his online bid to raise funds for a legal challenge to his sacking.

The fundraising campaign was derailed yesterday when the GoFundMe website shut down his page and said the $250,000 in donations would be returned.

Susie Ferguson speaks to Silver Fern and MP for Manurewa Louisa Wall.