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Rugby Star Israel Folau Has Come Under Fire For Posting More Homophobic Garbage Online

This isn't the first time he's said offensive shit on the internet.

Rugby union star Israel Folau has come under fire after declaring on social media that gay people are going to hell.

The Wallabies player, who is a devout Christian, made the remarks in the comments below an Instagram post after one of his more than 330,000 followers asked him “what gods [sic] plan for gay people” is.

“HELL.. Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God,” Folau replied.

Folau last courted controversy during the marriage equality postal survey, when he tweeted “I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions but personally, I will not support gay marriage”.

His latest comments sparked an immediate backlash online.

Rugby Australia has since distanced itself from Folau’s remarks, insisting that “his views do not reflect ours, we do not support them. We support all forms of inclusion, whether it is race, gender or sexuality”.

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