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Old 05-17-2019, 12:37 AM
 
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Israel Folau’s rugby career appears over after an independent panel backed Rugby Australia’s intention to rip up his four-year, $4m contract following the player’s controversial social media posts which said hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others.

The three-member panel, comprising John West QC, Kate Eastman SC and John Boultbee AM, announced on Friday that it had decided to terminate the Wallabies star’s employment for what had been determined a high-level breach of RA’s code of conduct.

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said it was a sad day for Australian rugby but that Folau had left the governing body with no alternative than to seek termination of his contract.

“We want to stress that this outcome is a painful situation for the game,” Castle said on Friday.

“Rugby Australia did not choose to be in this situation, but Rugby Australia’s position remains that Israel, through his actions, left us with no choice but to pursue this course of action.”
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ugby-australia

Do you think the same outcome would happen if it had been a Muslim player tweeting same?
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:38 AM
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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ugby-australia

Do you think the same outcome would happen if it had been a Muslim player tweeting same?
Of course not.
You could ask a similar question over police fining a white man for covering his face in front of a facial recognition camera.
What if a Muslim woman wearing a burqa walked past ?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...amera-row.html
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Why do celebrities and sports stars have such massive egos that they feel the need to take to social media and spout their views on everything. Keep such personal views to yourself.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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Why do celebrities and sports stars have such massive egos that they feel the need to take to social media and spout their views on everything. Keep such personal views to yourself.
Just imagine what if we had said that to Jane Fonda during the Vietnam war?
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Just imagine what if we had said that to Jane Fonda during the Vietnam war?
Not agreeing with a controversial war is a bit different to saying all homosexuals” will burn in hell.

Indeed he must have known what the response would be, and he's now been barred from the sport he loves.

In terms of Jane Fonda, she was just some actress and nobody gave a toss about what she thought, indeed al she ended up doing was making herself a hated figure in her own country.
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