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Folau has car seized over gay comments

Wide World of Sports logo Wide World of Sports 18/05/2018 WWOS staff
Israel Folau wearing a green shirt © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd

Controversial Wallabies star Israel Folau has reportedly had his sponsored car taken off him following comments made on social media about homosexuality.

Car company Land Rover had given Folau a new vehicle after signing on to be Rugby Australia’s car sponsor but were apparently so upset by the star’s social media posts regarding the gay community, they seized the car according to the Daily Telegraph.

Folau posted that gays were destined for hell on April 2 and the car was apparently repossessed only a week later.

Land Rover said they disagreed with Waratahs star’s views and claim he was never an official ambassador for the company.

It’s the first hit to the hip pocket for the cross-code star after posting about his Christian beliefs.

© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The 29-year-old followed up his initial post with more content supporting his views, with a video warning that tolerance of homosexuality would be punished by God.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirmed in a recent interview that Folau wouldn’t be making any more comments on the issue.

“What’s happened has happened, it’s been dealt with now and it’s not going to be ongoing, so it’s not going to be an issue,” Cheika told Macquarie Sports Radio.

“There’s been a lot of conjecture on this on this from all different sides, left wing, right wing and all that type of stuff. But we need to be focusing on the footy, and getting ourselves clear on a big series against the northern hemisphere champions.

“I’m going to be reminding guys what the team is about, what it means to be part of the team and then guys make their decisions from there.

“He understands that he doesn’t want to affect the team around those sort of things. And like I said, if it’s not ongoing then it’s not going to be an issue.”

Israel Folau wearing a blue shirt: The Wallabies star came under fire about his controversial anti-gay comments on Instagram. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The Wallabies star came under fire about his controversial anti-gay comments on Instagram. It's said Folau still has his $500,000 Lamborghini, that he bought with his own money last year.

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