The GoFundMe campaign set up by Israel Folau to help fight his battle with Rugby Australia has been removed by the crowdfunding platform.
According to GoFundMe Australia, Folau’s campaign violated its terms of service and as a result, the campaign has been taken down and all money raised will be returned to the donors.
Before the campaign was taken down, Folau raised over $700,000 (Australian Dollars) in just a few days – he was looking for a total of $3,000,000 to fight his campaign against Rugby Australia.
“After a routine period of evaluation, we have concluded that this campaign violates our terms of service,” said Nicola Britton, of GoFundMe Australia.
“As a company, we are absolutely committed to the fight for equality for LGBTIQ+ people and fostering an environment of inclusivity. While we welcome GoFundMes engaging in diverse civil debate, we do not tolerate the promotion of discrimination or exclusion.
“Our platform exists to help people help others.”
Folau wishes to fight a case against Rugby Australia after his lucrative contract was revoked by the governing body due to Folau’s now infamous social media posts in which he outlined that all homosexuals will go to hell.