Advertisements
The plundering of Israel Folau (depicted with wife Maria) was an & # 39; unreasonable trade restriction & # 39; and impracticable because he can no longer play Australian Super Rugby or internationally, claims the controversial rugby star

Israel Folau turns off on Rugby Australia in 26-page court blast with his resignation for a homophobic Instagram post & # 39; void & # 39; and impracticable

  • Rugby star Israel Folau says his resignation is an & # 39; unreasonable trade restriction & # 39; used to be
  • He said that his prohibition on playing rugby was not enforceable in 26-page judicial archiving
  • Folau, who will miss the World Cup, was fired for homophobic Instagram posts
Advertisements

The plundering of Israel Folau was an & # 39; unreasonable trade restriction & # 39; and impracticable because he can no longer play Australian Super Rugby or internationally, claims the controversial rugby star.

The Christian soccer player sues Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for $ 10 million in damages, including a $ 5.7 million payout for the remainder of his contract.

Folau, who will miss the Rugby World Cup in September, was fired for violating his employer's code of conduct when he shared a controversial Instagram post in April.

The plundering of Israel Folau (depicted with wife Maria) was an & # 39; unreasonable trade restriction & # 39; and impracticable because he can no longer play Australian Super Rugby or internationally, claims the controversial rugby star

Advertisements

The plundering of Israel Folau (depicted with wife Maria) was an & # 39; unreasonable trade restriction & # 39; and impracticable because he can no longer play Australian Super Rugby or internationally, claims the controversial rugby star

Folau, a self-described & # 39; born again & # 39; Christian, shared a post on Instagram in April announcing that hell is waiting for & # 39; drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicating, thieves, atheists, idolaters & # 39;

Folau, a self-described & # 39; born again & # 39; Christian, shared a post on Instagram in April announcing that hell is waiting for & # 39; drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicating, thieves, atheists, idolaters & # 39;

Folau, a self-described & # 39; born again & # 39; Christian, shared a post on Instagram in April announcing that hell is waiting for & # 39; drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicating, thieves, atheists, idolaters & # 39;

In a 26-page claim filed with the Federal Circuit Court this week, Folau says the decision to dismiss him is not enforceable because it sets an unreasonable limit to his ability to play.

& # 39; Mr Folau can no longer play rugby union at international level (because he is only eligible to play for the Wallabies) or for an Australian team in the Super Rugby competition and is therefore an unreasonable trade restriction, in violation with public order and invalid, & the document says.

The documents add that the Rugby Australia Tribunal has no & # 39; valid finding & # 39; did so the decision to fire him was & # 39; void and without effect & # 39 ;.

Folau, a self-described & # 39; born again & # 39; Christian, shared a post on Instagram in April announcing that hell is waiting for & # 39; drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicating, thieves, atheists, idolaters & # 39 ;.

Advertisements

His former employers say it has violated their code of conduct and both parties are likely to bump into a lawsuit in a following year if judicial mediation fails in December.

Folau said it was his & # 39; mission and duty to spread the word of God & # 39; and that his posts on social media are & # 39; real and real & # 39; religious beliefs.

The Christian football player sues Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for $ 10 million in damages, including a payment of $ 5.7 million for the remainder of his contract

The Christian football player sues Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for $ 10 million in damages, including a payment of $ 5.7 million for the remainder of his contract

The Christian football player sues Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for $ 10 million in damages, including a payment of $ 5.7 million for the remainder of his contract

Since being baptized in December 2017, Folau says his posts on social media have almost fully shared what he believes is the word of God.

Advertisements

He claims that he did this in his own time, not in the workplace, and posted on pages that were & # 39; not related to content & # 39; with rugby.

Folau, who is also looking for an apology and wants to restore his contract, returns to court on December 17 if mediation fails.

. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news (t) rugby-world-cup-2019