Drew Mitchell slams Folau’s fundraiser

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Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell has slammed previous teammate Israel Folau’s determination to show to crowdfunding as he launches authorized motion in opposition to Rugby Australia.

Folau yesterday launched a crowdfunding marketing campaign through web site ‘Go Fund Me’, asking his supporters to donate $three million in direction of his authorized charges.

Mitchell tweeted:

“YOU are in a battle that YOU selected to be in after YOU broke the phrases of YOUR contract, the youngsters beneath are in a battle they NEVER needed to be in & but YOU assume YOU deserve donations greater than they do??!!

“It’s not about faith, it’s about YOU and YOUR greed.”

On Go Fund Me, Folau wrote:

“I consider the termination of my contract is illegal, which is why I’ve began authorized proceedings in opposition to Rugby Australia and Rugby NSW.

“In response, Rugby Australia have already stated that they may “divert vital assets” to battle me in court docket. Even when I win, Rugby Australia can enchantment. There may be each probability outstanding take a look at case like this might take years and finally find yourself within the Excessive Court docket of Australia.

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“My spouse Maria and I’ve already spent over $100,000 of our personal cash, and that was simply to try to take care of Rugby Australia’s inner tribunal processes. The cash I’m asking for is solely to fund the remainder of my motion in court docket.

“I do know I’m placing myself on the road – this motion shall be very pricey by way of time, cash and popularity – however I don’t intend to cease now.

“I’d be very grateful on your assist. May you make a donation, inside your capability to offer, to be able to assist my authorized motion? I’ve the battle of my life on my fingers and each little bit will assist.”

Folau’s marketing campaign has thus far raised $300,000.


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