Wallabies superstar Israel Folau has sparked a Twitter backlash by revealing he will not support the push for same‑sex marriage.
Folau, a devout Christian, tweeted yesterday saying he loves and respects all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, he will not support gay marriage.
Folau is believed to be the first high‑profile sportsperson to have publicly announced their opposition to same‑sex marriage.
I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage.✌❤🙏— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) September 13, 2017
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.
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