Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia

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tigerchef 15 Apr 2019 20:35 pm said..

steckers wrote:You mean 'openly' gay.


You are quite right.
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Porky 15 Apr 2019 21:00 pm said..

TP17 wrote:Saracens have released a statement that says they have given Billy V a formal warning for his comments on social media. Not even an apology from the player himself.


You should read better - Billy V has made an apology.
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King Prawn Bhuna 15 Apr 2019 21:33 pm said..

Don’t agree...there’s no mention of regret or sorrow. It’s a cop out PR statement.
I'd love to agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong....
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tigerchef 15 Apr 2019 23:53 pm said..

King Prawn Bhuna wrote:Don’t agree...there’s no mention of regret or sorrow. It’s a cop out PR statement.


Totally agree. He loves all people, as long as they haven't caught the ghey.
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Not1eyed 16 Apr 2019 07:13 am said..

He apologised for any offence his beliefs have caused. That’s all he needs to do in my humble opinion. He’s entitled to his own beliefs and as the Saracens statement says his mistake was to make those beliefs public. If that is how he interprets “the word of god”then as far as I’m concerned that’s his right.
I’ll reiterate again I don’t agree with Billy V stance but I respect his right to his beliefs.
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madders 16 Apr 2019 08:44 am said..

I don’t like sprouts, how long before that’s a crime?
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JamesK 16 Apr 2019 08:53 am said..

madders wrote:I don’t like sprouts, how long before that’s a crime?


Do you think that discriminating against sprouts is as serious as discriminating against someone according to their sexuality?
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lucifer 16 Apr 2019 08:59 am said..

It’s not his beliefs that are a problem, it’s his actions. Putting them on a public forum can be taken as inciting hostility towards the group - as it is with racist tweets and public postings.
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steckers 16 Apr 2019 08:59 am said..

Is he discriminating - or being discriminated? There is only one group being prevented from doing something.
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Not1eyed 16 Apr 2019 09:06 am said..

Lucifer, that’s kind of my point. He apologised for his actions but it seemed, by the way I read it, some posters were suggesting he should apologise for his beliefs
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