England forward Billy Vunipola could find himself in trouble with the RFU after defending disgraced Australian star’s Israel Folau and his homophobic social media posts.
The Australian fullback looks likely he will be sacked from his contract with Australian Rugby and New South Wales Waratahs after posting his Christian views on social media posts stating among other things that “hell awaits” guy people.
The England forward later ‘liked’ the offending post before posting himself that people should;
“live their lives how God intended” and said “man was made for woman to procreate“.
In a statement from the RFU, they confirmed they intend to meet with the player next week before continuing to say;
“Rugby is an inclusive sport, and we do not support these views.”
Meanwhile Vunipola’s club side Saracen’s have also issued a statement off the own following his actions where they said;
“As representatives and role models, Saracens players have a responsibility not only to themselves but to the club and wider society.
“Billy Vunipola's recent social media posts are inconsistent with this and we take this matter very seriously. It will be handled internally.”
The issue all stems from Folau’s Instagram report earlier this week which read;
“Warning. Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators. Hell awaits you. Repent! Only Jesus saves.”
Once Vunipola who is also a devoted Christian had liked the comment he himself was criticised on social media leading himself to respond in a statement on Instagram;
“So this morning I got three phone calls from people telling me to ‘unlike' the Izzy Folau post,” he wrote.
“This is my position on it. I don't HATE anyone, neither do I think I'm perfect.
“There just comes a point when you insult what I grew up believing in that you just say enough is enough – what he's saying isn't that he doesn't like or love those people.
“He's saying how we live our lives needs to be closer to how God intended them to be. Man was made for woman to procreate, that was the goal no?
“I'm not perfect – I'm at least everything on that list at least at one point in my life. It hurts to know that. But that's why I believe there's a God. To guide and protect us and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
In the meantime Vunipola was named on the bench for yesterday’s Premiership clash with Bristol as Ashton Gate.
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