A crowdfunding website has removed a popular rugby player’s page for his homophobic social media posts, besides promising to refund all those who had donated for his cause.
Israel Folau had his $4 million contract terminated last month for his social media posts, in which he said “hell awaits” homosexuals. It was a breach of terms of service, claimed the website, GoFundMe.
— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) June 20, 2019
Folau had already collected $750,000 as of Sunday night and had a target of $3 million to fund his legal fight against Rugby Australia.
Nicola Britton, GoFundMe’s Australia Regional Manager said the organisation was “absolutely committed to the fight for equality for LGBTIQ people”.