Israel Folau is perfectly entitled to commit rugby – and rugby league – suicide by his homophobic outbursts on Instagram, but he’d not entitled to put a loose around the necks of his totally innocent, and yet to be born, children.
Izzy, you will never ever be able to explain to them why they are being pilloried at school, making their start to life a daily nightmare instead of the excitement and wonder that they should experience every day.
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You run the risk of your children hating you.
Can you live with that?
To use your own Instagram words – “Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him”.
Repent doesn’t apply to you, but you are condemning your future kids to hell – and for what?
It seems you will always be against drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, and idolators. This much is clear – in fact, you’ve made it clear before.
However, judging by the reaction of Rugby Australia, lashing out in public sure hasn’t been one of your brightest decisions.
There can only be one result for one of the better rugby players in Australia. Israel Folau is headed for the exit door. Nothing will change, except of course for your absence.
The way you’ve jeopardised the future of your kids is serious enough, but your Waratahs and Wallabies teammates deserve better as well.
They respect you as a friend and a world-class footballer. Yet you have double-crossed them to seriously damage their Super Rugby and World Cup campaigns.
They don’t deserve that shabby treatment either. As a result of this post – and your probably demise – nobody is a winner.
There’s only one decent solution Izzy, and it’s been the same all along. Back off and keep your opinions to yourself. Not just right now, but from now on.
Your future kids – and the Australian public – will be eternally grateful.