No Punishment for Israel Folau Over Comment About Gay People
Rugby Australia hasn't penalised Waratahs and Wallabies player Israel Folau, after he made a controversial comment on social media about gay people.
There had been pressure from Twitter users for him to face consequences, after he said homosexuals will go to hell on his Instagram account.
The comment was later deleted.
Qantas was also pressured to reconsider its deal with the Wallabies.
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon after meeting with Folau to discuss his use of social media.
"We've had that discussion and now both of us are going to go away and continue that dialogue to work through how we continue to use our social media platforms in a way that can ensure all our stakeholders are respected," she told reporters.
.@RugbyAU CEO @raelenecastle: @IzzyFolau is proud of who he is, and what he stands for. He wants to make sure we are not asking him to compromise on his beliefs.— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) April 10, 2018
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Ms Castle refused to say what would happen if Folau made further comments against homosexuals.