Israel Folau has started a GoFundMe looking for $3 million to fund his legal stoush with Rugby Australia over his sacking for a homophobic Instagram post.
Folau had his contract voided after being found guilty of breaching a code of conduct for a post that claimed gay people faced hell.
The no-ex Wallaby claims he shouldn’t have been sacked, and wants help from the public in pleading his case.
“I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s word. Rugby Australia tore up my employment contract for doing just that, and that’s wrong,” Folau said in a YouTube video.
“Every Australian should be able to practise their religion without fear of discrimination in the workplace.
“Rugby Australia has an army of lawyers at their disposal and they have already said they will divert significant resources to fight me in court. The cost to me and my family of continuing my legal action against Rugby Australia is expected to be significant… I’m fighting for what is right. But I can’t do it alone.”