Thursday 24 October 2019

Israel Folau won't do 'Satan's work' and back down on homophobic social media post

Israel Folau. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Israel Folau. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Harry Clarke

Israel Folau decided not to back down in his contract hearing with Rugby Australia over homophobic and offensive comments that he made on social media as by doing so he would be doing "Satan's work".

Folau was awaiting punishment after being found guilty of a high-level breach of the professional players' code of conduct, with RA planning to terminate his contract with immediate effect.

"There have been many opportunities to potentially make the situation a little bit easier," Folau said.

"I could go back and play the game, get everything back to the way it used to be.

"The way Satan works is he offers you stuff that could look good to the eye... and makes you feel comfortable, and if you go down that path all the worries and troubles will go away."

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