Australian rugbyspiller enters into a proposed settlement in the case of homophobia

"Hell awaits homosexuals, if they do not repent their sins," had Israel Folau written. The australian rugbyspiller Israel Folau enters into a proposed settl

Australian rugbyspiller enters into a proposed settlement in the case of homophobia

"Hell awaits homosexuals, if they do not repent their sins," had Israel Folau written.

The australian rugbyspiller Israel Folau enters into a proposed settlement in a lawsuit against the australian rugbyforbund after firing in homofobisag.

national player Israel Folau had sued the australian rugbyforbund, Rugby Australia, for several million dollars to have terminated his contract.

the Firing came in may, after Folau, who is a devout christian, had written on Instagram that "hell awaits homosexuals, if they do not repent their sins."

In a joint press release apologizes connected for the damages, the case has caused Folau.

- the Rugby Australia and Israel Folau wish each other the best for the future. The contents of the settlement are confidential, writes the associated press release on its website.

the 30-year-old Folau had claimed 14 million australian dollars, equivalent to 64.5 million dollars in compensation.

he thought that He had been fired unjustly and referred to a law that associated can't fire the players, on the basis of their religious beliefs.

Rugbyspilleren claimed, furthermore, that his religious freedom was at stake.

He got financial backing from the australian christian association, who paid for his legal costs.

Rugbyforbundet would have gone bankrupt if it had lost the case, writes the news agency Reuters.

In the press release, it was made clear that Folau just expressed his religious beliefs, and that he did not intend to offend anyone.

- Mr Folau would like to let all australians know that he does not tolerate any forms of discrimination against someone on the basis of their sexuality.

There is at the same time, "fodbundet not in any way backs up the Folaus posting on Instagram".

It is not made clear whether Folau will be allowed to play again.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 11:00

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