The audacity of Israel Folau in launching a ‘GoFundMe’ web page in an effort to lift $three million to fund his authorized battle in opposition to Rugby Australia is bewildering to say the least.
Let’s not neglect that it was Israel Folau who made a homophobic social media submit which led to his sacking by Rugby Australia.
Whether or not Rugby Australia had been justified in sacking Folau or not will now be determined within the courts, however for Folau in impact to ask the general public to fund his authorized case is a tragic indictment of the place Folau is now at – and the poor recommendation that that he’s receiving.
It will seem that Folau has conveniently forgotten what he wrote final 12 months when he acknowledged that if he was “hurting Rugby Australia, it’s sponsors and the Australian rugby group to such a level that issues couldn’t be labored by – I’d stroll away from My contract, instantly”.
Some former Wallabies greats Mark Gerrard and Drew Mitchell particularly have come out and slammed Folau for his plea for followers to fund his authorized motion to the extent that Mitchell posted the next on Twitter.
YOU are in a combat that YOU selected to be in after YOU broke the phrases of YOUR contract, the children beneath are in a combat they NEVER wished to be in & but YOU suppose YOU deserve donations greater than they do??!!
It’s not about faith, it’s about YOU and YOUR greed.@IzzyFolau ???????? pic.twitter.com/mdywzaw1ha
— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) June 21, 2019
Mitchell was referring to a ‘Go Fund Me’ web page set as much as assist a baby with ‘Neuroblastoma’.
Folau has now brought on a deep divide within the Australian rugby group and damage lots of people throughout all walks of life. One in every of Australia’s greatest Wallabies will no longer pull on the gold jersey once more.
The principle query I’d ask Folau is ‘is it price it?’ I’d additionally need to know whether or not this was all coming from Folau himself, or another person who’s guiding him – guiding him within the unsuitable route.