Australia rugby star Israel Folau sparks outrage by saying homosexuals will go to ‘HELL’

AUSTRALIA rugby celebrity Israel Folau has sparked outrage after saying homosexuals will go to "hell".

The religious Christian, 29, gave the surprising response when quizzed on what he thought "God's plan" was for homosexual individuals.

 Israel Folau has sparked outrage with his comments on homosexuals

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Israel Folau has sparked outrage together with his feedback on homosexuals

Folau wrote to his 337,000 followers on Instagram: "HELL… until they repent their sins and switch to God."

Former Wales captain and gay Gareth Thomas was a type of to slam the comment.

He posted: "What's his plan for you then @IzzyFolau."

One comedy Twitter account shared a photograph of George North choosing up Folau through the 2013 Lions Tour and captioned it: "Israel Folau is getting criticised for his anti-homosexual feedback.

 The Australia rugby superstar's comments were captured on Instagram

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The Australia rugby celebrity's feedback have been captured on Instagram
 Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas was one of many to find objection with what Israel Folau said

Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas was certainly one of many to discover objection with what Israel Folau stated

"He hates the thought of getting picked up by a person."

A Rugby Australia spokesman stated the feedback didn’t "mirror the views" of the governing physique.

He added: "We help all types of inclusion whether or not it's sexuality, race or gender."

Lions star Thomas had six months earlier tweeted a center-finger emoji to present his contempt for Folau's opposition to similar-intercourse marriage.

 Israel Folau has previously spoken out against gay marriage

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Israel Folau has beforehand spoken out towards homosexual marriage
 One account tried to belittle the Australia icon's comments

One account tried to belittle the Australia icon's feedback

Followers slammed Folau's feedback.

One wrote: "Nothing improper with disagreeing with similar-intercourse marriage, however this? Simply confirms he's a f***wit."

One other stated: "Israel Folau is a very despicable human being for making this assertion. If rugby union helps and rewards an individual like this, I’ve watched my final recreation of rugby union."

Folau, who has sixty two caps, is the nation's largest rugby star.

However he final yr tweeted with reference to homosexual marriage: "I really like and respect all individuals for who they’re and their opinions, however personally, I will not help homosexual marriage."

Bizarrely, in 2014, he was a face of the Bingham Cup, an newbie homosexual rugby event.

Folau, who performs for the New South Wales Waratahs, is out of contract on the finish of the season.

However each Australia and the Waratahs need to signal him on a two to three-yr deal.

 

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AUSTRALIA rugby celebrity Israel Folau has sparked outrage after saying homosexuals will go to "hell".