Israel Folau and Homophobia in Australian Sports

Israel Folau’s recent comments on Instagram – that gay people will go to Hell unless they repent- has revealed an underlying homophobia we continue to observe in Australian sport culture.

Rugby Australia criticised Folau’s comments but did not impose any sanctions against him. This response has left many cold, feeling Rugby Australia did not go far enough.

The Daily‘s Sam Baran was joined by Ryan Storr, Lecuter in Sport Development at Western Sydney University, to discuss homophobia in Australian sports culture and Rugby Australia’s response.

You can find Mr Storr’s writing on the subject for The Conversation here.

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