& # 39; We would have no sponsors at all & # 39 ;: the boss of Rugby Australia beats Israel Folau and says that not firing him would have jeopardized the future of the game
- The president of Rugby Australia went to Israel Folau after the Sky News interview
- RA chairman Cameron Clyne said that plundering Folau was the only option
- He said that if they didn't act, they would have lost sponsors and threatened the game
- Folau will look for a lawsuit against RA for unlawful termination
The boss of Rugby Australia has claimed that the failure to fire Israel Folau would have jeopardized the future of the game.
President Cameron Clyne said that corporate sponsors and the federal government would have left the game.
He added that Rugby Australia may have been vulnerable to lawsuits from homosexual workers who could claim that they do not have a & # 39; safe working environment & # 39; goods.
Mr. Clyne also said that Folau had not been fired for his religion, as he has repeatedly claimed, but because he had violated his contract.
Rugby Australia's boss opened up the Israel Folau (photo) saga, claiming that failing to fire him would have jeopardized the future of the game
President Cameron Clyne said business sponsors would have left the game and would make the organization vulnerable to lawsuits from homosexual employees
& # 39; (The alternative) would be that we would have no sponsors at all because no sponsor indicated they would be willing to be associated with such social media messages and that includes the government, because we also like them have heard & # 39; Mr. Clyne said The Sydney Morning Herald.
After Folau and RA were unable to reach a settlement in the proceedings, the former Wallaby announced that he would take legal action.
Mr. Clyne said the RA hoped to take fierce legal action.
& # 39; We look at it from the good of the game as a whole. No one suggests this is useful, but I would go back to Israel Folau's responses last year when he said if it destroyed the game he would run away for the good of the game, & he said.
Mr. Clyne also struck people who said the game did not allow religious freedom.
& # 39; The person who says you should let the game fail and allow religious freedom, well, we allow religious freedom, but what we don't allow is belittling and that is clearly below (Folau & # 39; s) contract, & # 39; he said.
Since the beginning of the saga, Folau has claimed that RA has offered him money to remove his original Instagram post.
Since the beginning of the saga, Folau has claimed that RA has offered him money to remove his original Instagram post
Folau also said he was looking for an apology from RA but Mr. Clyne said he was struggling to understand what was there to apologize for
He also claimed that his contract contained no terms stating that he could not talk about his religion outside the workplace.
RA came up with the claims that Folau was offered money to remove the mail.
& # 39; Following comments made on Alan Jones TV show tonight (Thursday), any suggestion that Rugby Australia offered Israel Folau money to remove a message released on April 10, 2019 false, & # 39; said RA in a statement.
In a radio interview with Jones, Folau said he did not come from a place of hatred and was instead representative of his beliefs.
& # 39; My principle and my belief is what drives me from the start, & # 39; Folau said.
& # 39; When I share things from the Bible, it comes from a place of love and I want people to understand that I am not talking about them personally. & # 39;
Folau also said he was looking for an apology from RA, but Mr. Clyne said he was struggling to understand what he was supposed to apologize for.
Mr. Clyne also wasted the claims that RA made on behalf of their major sponsor.
Folau (pictured here with his wife Maria) claims that he was fired for his religion, but rugby player Clyne was fired for breach of contract
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