Sacked Australia rugby union player, Israel Folau, has been signed to the French Super League club Catalans Dragons. However, the new signing has renewed criticism of the player over his previous comments on social media, which warned various sinners to repent from their sin, among them homosexuals.
Folau was sacked in April 2019 after he posted a call for people to repent on social media, based on verses from the Bible.
The post had led to extreme criticism in the media and from other players, with many labelling him ‘homophobic’.
After swift disciplinary proceedings, Folau was sacked from Rugby Australia and issued with a formal warning from the Rugby Football Union (RFU). With crowdfunding support, he mounted a legal challenge that led to an out-of-court settlement.