The complete again, capped 73 instances by Australia, was discovered responsible of a code of conduct breach and stripped of his contract for an April Instagram submit that mentioned “hell awaits” homosexual folks.
The 30-year-old, a religious Christian, additionally misplaced sponsorship offers with automotive producer Land Rover and sportswear model Asics.
“I hoped to resolve this matter earlier than the Honest Work Fee, however sadly, we have been unable to take action.
“I’ve been blessed to have obtained the help of so lots of you over my journey, and I need to thanks for each thought and prayer. It has meant a lot to Maria and me and offers us energy for the highway forward. God bless!”
Within the homophobic submit, which has nonetheless not been deleted, Folau listed “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters,” beneath which was written “Hell awaits you.”
Folau’s legal professionals, citing part 772 of the Honest Work Act, mentioned it was “illegal to terminate employment on the premise of faith” and are reportedly looking for AUS$10 million ($7 million) in damages.
After elevating $750,000, the host website took down the donations web page — citing discrimination — earlier than refunding all the cash.
Folau’s 30-year-old’s contract had lasted till 2022 and he was anticipated to play a number one function with the Wallabies on the upcoming Rugby World Cup.