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The Israel Folau saga

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by The torpedo, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Sorry if this isn't the right place or appropriate (feel free to move/delete if necessary mods) but Folau posted this on snapchat:

  2. A mutterer Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Looks like izzy wants out if his contract ..
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  3. Muzza Peter Burge (5)

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    what a muppet
  4. Dctarget Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Folau: is a mormon.
    Folau: has mormon views.
    Everybody else:
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  5. Rebelsfan Sydney Middleton (9)

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    He is clearly talking to uncle cam
  6. Adam84 Darby Loudon (17)

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    Yeah this will go down well with the sponsors..
  7. Johnny come lately Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Let him go, no team needs this type of archaic hate.
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  8. Strewthcobber Tony Shaw (54)

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    Will be interesting to see if any of his team mates like this post. A certain Rebels half backlikes most of his religious posts.

    Brother John's Instagram is interesting as well
  9. liquor box Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I think his beliefs are well known to all.

    This type of post is to be expected from him so I don't have a big issue with it.

    He is what he is and he is a bloody good footballer, this is what he is paid to do.

    He has a right to his outdated beliefs and if he truly believes that he can "save" someone then who are we to tell him to stop.

    I do not share his beliefs but do think he has a right to express them in a manner that we are not forced to look at. If he made this statement in a post game interview where all viewers are watching then it is an issue, but he can easily be blocked on social media and ignored quite easily.

    It appears that there are many people who don't agree with his views but continue to follow him just so they can attack him, kind of like the high number of people who follow controversial politicians just to attack them.
  10. Beer Baron Ron Walden (29)

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    Singling out Homosexuals in the past was bad, but now to call the wrath of God on Drunks, Izzy you just lost your entire fan base. This was the step too far for me.
  11. LearningCurve Herbert Moran (7)

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    He's not a Mormon these days - believe he moved on from that (family upbringing) to happy clapper evangelical Assemblies of God type. I know a few Mormons and they are keep their views to themselves except when they are doing missionary work.
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  12. Dctarget Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Yeah agreed, that's what I was implying up the page. I think his views are fucked and abhorrent but when you're raised in a community where everyone believes that, what do you expect.
  13. Beer Baron Ron Walden (29)

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    To quote a very educational 90's show, Season 7 Tree House of Horror IV..
    To stop those monsters, one-two-three,
    Here's a fresh new way that's trouble-free,
    It's got Paul Anka's guarantee Just don't look! Just don't look!
  14. Strewthcobber Tony Shaw (54)

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    He's entitled to spout whatever he wants, unless he is wearing a waratah or Wallaby jersey when he does it, in which case he is bound by his employers code of conduct, and he'll have to bare the consequences of breaching it.

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  15. Strewthcobber Tony Shaw (54)

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    Samu Kerevi the first to give his like
  16. Up the Guts Ken Catchpole (46)

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    That sums it up.

    Let us all just take a minute to appreciate how mind-blowingly stupid it is to post something this inflammatory. FFS mate you just broke the Super Rugby try-scoring record, why do you have to go and do this in a World Cup year?
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  17. Beer Baron Ron Walden (29)

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    I wonder if he makes the post, then giggles to himself when the phone rings and Clyne/Cheika calls?? The only way it makes sense to me!! (being an atheist)
  18. ShtinaTina Alex Ross (28)

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    I unfollowed his Instagram & twitter accounts a while ago, I'm not that receptive to repeated religious posts. You'd be surprised which other players like some of his stuff.
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  19. zer0 Arch Winning (36)

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  20. louie Bob Davidson (42)

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    This is a real moment for me as a fan, not watching another Waratahs game while he’s a contracted player. If Cheika picks him I won’t support Australia at the World Cup.

    I have values and so should Rugby Australia.

    Time to show them.
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