Israel Folau reaches settlement with Rugby Australia

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Rugby Australia sacked Folau for making anti-gay feedback


Rugby participant Israel Folau has reached a settlement with Rugby Australia (RA) over his controversial sacking for writing anti-gay posts on social media.

The previous Wallabies star had been suing RA for A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m) after having his contract terminated in Could.


Folau, a Christian, argued that the termination of his contract was a case of non secular discrimination.

The events had settled for a confidential quantity, based on a joint assertion on Wednesday.

Folau was sacked for saying “hell awaits” homosexual individuals, after beforehand being warned over his social media posts.

Within the assertion from each events, the 30-year-old full-back mentioned he had not supposed to hurt or offend individuals when he uploaded the put up.

“Mr Folau desires all Australians to know that he doesn’t condone discrimination of any type in opposition to any particular person on the grounds of their sexuality,” the assertion learn.

RA mentioned it didn’t “in any approach” agree with the content material of the put up, including inclusivity was “core” to the game.

Each events apologised for “any harm or hurt brought about”.

It follows months of mediation makes an attempt between the 2 events in a case which drew nationwide debate.

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