Meeting with Folau does nothing to change rugby union bodies' stance on sacking

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Australian and NSW rugby union authorities remain unmoved in their intention to sack Israel Folau, after meeting with the former Wallabies star over his controversial social media posts.

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but RA took a much harder line when, having repeatedly warned him against it, the player repeated the offence.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is a Pentecostal Christian like Folau, said whether to sack him or not was a decision for only the rugby authorities to make. "Some of the comments which have been seen are far closer to hateful than I think appropriate for what people should be doing on social media."

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Why stop! Ban him from Twitter & Facebook. Ban him from flying, having a bank account buying food and using public transport. And this leftist fascist want us to believe they are tolerant.

Outrageous violation of Folau’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Crap Rugby union . Go play for. A club that deserves you Falau.

I’m confused. I’m an atheist. Am I going to hell?

I can see how Israel Folau wouldn't fit into the NRL culture. He isn't up on any charges that I know of.

I hate what he says, but sacking him? Seems to be a human rights violation. If you don’t believe in Hell, who cares if he is condemning you to it?

Curious one, might be unlawful given its following his faith.

I don't understand that sentence. But that's on me.

Still intend.....haven’t done....tough talk but no axing 🤷‍♂️

About time RugbyAustralia took a stand on this issue. Good call. Ridding the game of idiot religious bigots at the elite level sets an example for the rest. And other codes. Well done.

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