Wallaby star gets major FLACK for gay marriage tweet

Wallabies star gets major FLACK for gay marriage tweet

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau has sparked a Twitter backlash by revealing he will not support the push for same-sex marriage.

Israel Folau
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Folau tweeted on Wednesday afternoon: “I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage.”

A nationwide voluntary survey by postal mail on same-sex marriage is set to be held from September to November.

He was immediately inundated with dozens of replies criticising him for his stance.

Folau is believed to be the first high-profile sportsperson to have publicly announced their opposition to same-sex marriage.

It comes after numerous sporting organisations — including the Australian Rugby Union, the NRL, Cricket Australia and Football Federation Australia — declared their support for a ‘yes’ vote in the government’s postal survey.

The 28-year-old is a devout Christian who was raised as a Mormon, converting to the ‘Assemblies of God’ fellowship with his family in 2011.

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