Peter FitzSimons has beaten Israel Folau again after the controversial athlete demanded an apology from Rugby Australia.
The Rugby legend, who was one of Folau's toughest critics during the current saga, highlighted Nine & # 39; s Sports Sunday to unleash a devastating attack on the former Wallabies star.
& # 39; Camera one on me. Israel Folau and you ask for an apology … mate, tighten it, & said FitzSimons.
& # 39; Last year you posted a post that made Rugby Australia bleed for three weeks. It was a homophobic blemish, biblically based, whatever.
& # 39; You made it up last year. Three weeks of ugly headlines. Losing teams. Supporters, sponsors who run to the exit. It was a disaster.
Peter FitzSimons looked straight into the camera while injuring Folau because he demanded apologies for his resignation
Folau (pictured with his wife Maria) broke his silence last week during an interview with Sky News, where he said: & (39) I am driven by my faith – being number one – and my wife … my family and my friends & # 39;
& # 39; Despite that, Rugby Australia has signed you up for four years for $ 4 million. Here we are almost a year later and you have set up an identical position, & he said.
Folau saw his contract of several million dollars torn apart in April after he shared a message on Instagram saying that homosexuals would go to hell.
He came under fire in April 2018 after making similar comments when a fan asked him about God's plan for gays.
FitzSimons shot the athlete out saying he decided to hurt his teammates through the same & # 39; pain & # 39; even after he acknowledged the problems he had caused with his previous post.
& # 39; What happened? We have been inundated by two months of this nonsense, this disaster. Millions of dollars are covered in rugby. Sponsors for the exits, members who turn away.
& # 39; And you think rugby owes you an apology. In the words of the late Peter Frilingos, I will do that. Unbelievable, & he said.
In his first interview since his resignation, Folau addressed the controversy with conservative commentators Alan Jones and Petra Credlin on Thursday night.
Folau was accompanied by conservative commentators Alan Jones (right) and Peta Credlin (left) on Thursday evening to discuss freedom of expression in Australia
Offended former rugby star Israel Folau appeared in the first interview since he was fired by Rugby Australia
Folau remained true to his faith, although he admitted that the ordeal & # 39; hard & # 39; had been for his family.
& # 39; It has been a tough time for myself, Maria, and our families … but we really like the support & # 39 ;, he said on Sky News.
FitzSimons criticized Folau & # 39; s comments to the interview & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; to name.
& # 39; Give me a break. That wasn't an interview that was a lawyer who led his client through the whole story, & he said.
FitSimons' attack comes exactly as Folau & # 39; s former teammate Nick Cummins of Wallabies weighed in on the controversy in this week's Stellar magazine.
Cummins admitted that he supported his friend's right to express his opinion, but did not necessarily believe in his message.
Prijs I praise (Folau) for his courage, for having an opinion in these times. I think it is something that we deserve, the right to (an) own opinion, & said Cummins.
Folau (right) praised his wife Maria (left) during the interview and called her a & # 39; strong woman & # 39;
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Folau said he & # 39; humiliated & # 39; was by the support after the termination of his RA contract
& # 39; But I also have a spiritual part in front of me that is like, "Wait a minute, everyone is equal," he added.
Folau is preparing for a $ 10 million legal battle against Rugby Australia and is claiming an illegal termination.
During Thursday's interview, Folau said that RA asked him to remove the mail and pay him money to remove it, but he said he couldn't live with that.
& # 39; I felt that I was being supported in a corner … that I had to compromise what they asked for, & # 39; he said.
RA, for their part, denied Thursday offering Folau money to remove the post.
& # 39; Any suggestion that Rugby Australia Israel Folau offered money to remove a message that was released on April 10, 2019 is completely incorrect & # 39 ;, according to a RA statement.
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