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Israel Folau Prompts Backlash For Tweeting His Views On Same Sex Marriage

Australian rugby star Israel Folau is coming in for criticism following a tweet laying out his stance on gay marriage.

The country is currently testing the waters, via a postal vote, as to whether or not they will hold a referendum on the issue. Australia are running the survey to gauge interest in officially putting the vote to their electorate. Naturally, it is the topic of much talk in the country, and today rugby star Folau has tweeted out his thoughts on the matter.

Folau is one of the country’s greatest athletes who has also excelled in rugby league and Aussie rules.

This goes against the Wallabies’ official stance on the issue, having recently changed their profile picture on all social media accounts to support the motion.

Folau is coming in for criticism on social media for airing his views, as he prepares for the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship clash with Argentina this weekend.

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