Outspoken Aussie sports star Anthony Mundine has joined the debate around Israel Folau from a completely different angle, saying the Wallaby's possible exile isn't about his posts or religion but racism. Win a VIP overnight stay for two in the exclusive GUINNESS Rugby Hotel in Glasgow's Celtic Park for the GUINNESS PRO14 Final.
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Former Wallabies coach and media personality Alan Jones has described the Israel Folau ruling as the most shameful day in the history of Australian rugby.
It added: "As such, our partnership with Israel has become untenable and he will no longer represent Asics as a brand ambassador".
Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, faced a three-member panel over three days of hearings to decide whether he had breached the code of conduct with a homophobic social media post that said "hell" awaited "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers" and others.
Wallabies great Toutai Kefu has offered to throw Folau a lifeline to continue his rugby career playing internationally for Tonga and mining magnate Andrew Forrest has also chimed in, offering the former NRL star a chance to play in a new competition founded by the billionaire.
It's been suggested Folau would be spending $25,000 a week on solicitor fees, even before stepping inside a hearing room.
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Folau also has 72 hours to lodge an appeal and have the matter heard by an all-new panel.
"I've just had a note from Israel, he won't mind if I'm sharing it with you because I said to him, "Hold your head up", Jones said on his morning programme.
"He said, "Alan, I'm at peace, mate".
The sanction is not expected to be handed down for several days, with RA not offering a timeline on any decision.
Mundine though has made controversial comments about people's sexuality in the past, previous year saying he found homosexuality confusing. "My head is held high".
During the final leaders' debate on Wednesday (May 8), Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed support for both freedom of speech and employers' rights to enforce punishment for contract breaches, while Labor leader Bill Shorten expressed sympathy for Folau.
The result was decided by a tribunal consisting of a representative of Rugby Australia, a Rugby Union Players Association representative and a mutually agreeable independent third party.