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Israel Folau is no stranger to homophobia

Australian rugby player Israel Folau is under fire after posting on Instagram a tirade of homophobic abuse today (10 April).

The 30-year-old took to social media to spout that ‘hell awaits … homosexuals,’ adding they should ‘repent’ as ‘only Jesus saves lives.’

Hundreds of Instagram users slammed the New South Wales Waratahs player, with one saying ‘you are an absolute flop.’

What did he post?

Folau dropped a screen-capped poster that read: ‘Warning. Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters.

‘Hell awaits you. Repent! Only Jesus saves.’

He captioned the post: ‘Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent.

‘Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him.’

‘Grow up you idiot’

Folau, who plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby, is no stranger to homophobia.

Back in 2018, he stood behind his ‘gays go to hell’ comment on Instagram, and was even willing to walk away from rugby as a result. He also spoke out against marriage equality.

So many fans expressed their disappointment at Folau’s post.

‘You are an absolute flop. fucking disgrace to the green and gold jersey,’ one said.

Another added: ‘Grow up you idiot.’

‘Sad that you are pushing hate and fear on people.’

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