England No 8 Billy Vunipola has taken to social media to post a message of support for Israel Folau.
Rugby Australia has confirmed its intention to terminate Folau’s contract after he once again shared his views on gays.
The 30-year-old’s post stated that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals and those guilty of other ‘sins’.
Vunipola, as well as Wallabies Samu Kerevi and Allan Alaalatoa, ‘liked’ Folau’s post.
Vunipola said he had received phone calls from three people asking him to ‘unlike’ the post, but said because he shared Folau’s religious beliefs, he felt compelled to post a message in defence of him.
Vunipola’s post has since been liked by his cousin Toby Faletau, who plays No 8 for Wales.
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So this morning I got 3 phone calls from people telling me to ‘unlike’ the @izzyfolau post. This is my position on it. I don’t HATE anyone neither do I think I’m perfect. There just comes a point when you insult what I grew up believing in that you just say enough is enough, what he’s saying isn’t that he doesn’t like or love those people. He’s saying how we live our lives needs to be closer to how God intended them to be. Man was made for woman to pro create that was the goal no? I’m not perfect I’m at least everything on that list at least at one point in my life. It hurts to know that. But that’s why I believe there’s a God. To guide and protect us and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
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