Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia: here's why 3 months ago

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Israel Folau has been sacked by Rugby Australia following a post the player made on his Instagram account. RA released a statement on Thursday saying 'whilst Israel is entitled to his religious beliefs, the way in which he has expressed these beliefs is inconsistent with the values of the sport’. This is the second time the player has come under fire for homophobic comments he made on social media. 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. Castle said: 'When we say rugby is a game for all, we mean it.'

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