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OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« on: Friday 17-May-2019, 08:02* »
Don’t really want to start the debate again - but here is the statement. Not sacked for views, sacked because saying what he did out loud is a breach of the code he signed.

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Wallabies and Waratahs back Israel Folau has today been issued a sanction directing termination of his playing contract for his high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct.

The three-member panel John West QC (Chair), Kate Eastman SC and John Boultbee AM provided its final written decision today relating to the Code of Conduct hearing over Folau’s social media posts on April 10, 2019.

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle said: “While Rugby Australia accepts the panel’s decision directing termination of Israel Folau’s playing contract for his high-level breach of the Code of Conduct, we want to stress that this outcome is a painful situation for the game.

“Rugby Australia did not choose to be in this situation, but Rugby Australia’s position remains that Israel, through his actions, left us with no choice but to pursue this course of action.

“This has been an extremely challenging period for Rugby and this issue has created an unwanted distraction in an important year for the sport and for the Wallabies team. But our clear message to all Rugby fans today is that we need to stand by our values and the qualities of inclusion, passion, integrity, discipline, respect and teamwork.

“I’ve communicated directly with the players to make it clear that Rugby Australia fully supports their right to their own beliefs and nothing that has happened changes that. But when we are talking about inclusiveness in our game, we’re talking about respecting differences as well.

“When we say Rugby is a game for all, we mean it. People need to feel safe and welcomed in our game regardless of their gender, race, background, religion, or sexuality.

“We thank the tribunal panel for their decision and we respect the time, consideration and expertise the panel members brought to this process.

“Representing Australia and all Australians on the Rugby field is a privilege. Selection is dependent upon a player’s ability to contribute to the Wallabies, and the game of Rugby itself, in a positive and consistent manner both on and off the field. When players sign a contract with the Wallabies, they sign up to the values of the team and the sport.

“Israel is a great Rugby player and we are disappointed and saddened by the fact that he will not see out his four-year commitment to the Wallabies and Waratahs,” she said.

New South Wales Rugby Union CEO, Andrew Hore said: “This has been a difficult time for our sport, for our fans, our players and our stakeholders.

“Israel has been a valuable member of the NSW Waratahs team since he started playing Rugby.

“While NSWRU is disappointed to lose a player of Israel’s calibre, rugby has a Code of Conduct and values that we must adhere to ensure that our game remains a game for all, no matter people’s background or beliefs.

“We too thank the tribunal panel for the time they have taken to consider this issue and respect their decision,” he said.

Folau has the option to appeal the panel’s determination of a high-level breach of the Code of Conduct and the sanction handed to him today. Under the Code, appeals must be lodged within 72 hours of receipt of the sanction.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 08:07* »
Don’t really want to start the debate again

Why then, did you start it again?

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 09:05* »
Why then, did you start it again?

I didn't. I posted the official statement from the governing body who sacked him a few hours ago. I thought people might be interested since we discussed it a lot.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 09:34* »
Folau has issued a statement saying that he's "considering his options". He may still decide to appeal.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 10:45* »
It's a strong and carefully worded statement, that makes it clear that while Folau (and other players) are entitled to hold their own views, they aren't entitled to express them in a way that is counter to the values they signed up, as part of their contract, to uphold.
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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 11:12* »
Pleasing to see that it wasn't Saracened.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 12:21* »
It's a strong and carefully worded statement, that makes it clear that while Folau (and other players) are entitled to hold their own views, they aren't entitled to express them in a way that is counter to the values they signed up, as part of their contract, to uphold.
Brilliant so a person can have his own views as long as he does not have the temerity to express them.  So called liberal scum are more right wing than the Tories.
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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 12:23* »
Brilliant so a person can have his own views as long as he does not have the temerity to express them.  So called liberal scum are more right wing than the Tories.

Seems a fair summary of society these days.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 12:26* »
I find it curious that in 2019, some people still believe that when you die you will go to heaven or hell. Whatever that means.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #9 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 12:27* »
Brilliant so a person can have his own views as long as he does not have the temerity to express them.  So called liberal scum are more right wing than the Tories.

Grow up for god's sake.

The statement is very clear, it's got **** all to do with liberalism or oppression or our lizard overlords.

You sign an employment contract, you break it, you get sacked.

As an aside, if you love rugby, I'm afraid you just have to deal with the fact that rugby has publicly committed to not discriminating against black people or gay people.
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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #10 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 17:59* »
Brilliant so a person can have his own views as long as he does not have the temerity to express them.  So called liberal scum are more right wing than the Tories.

How illuminating - you must feel so much better now that you've got that off your chest.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #11 on: Friday 17-May-2019, 18:56* »
Fascists

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 18-May-2019, 07:37* »
Fascists

They definitely didn’t like gay people or black people.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18-May-2019, 10:29* »
Fascists

The Fascists kick out a Fascist.

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Re: OT Folau sacked (for breach of code)
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18-May-2019, 13:22* »
The Fascists kick out a Fascist.

What in God’s name are you all going about?

And when did the word “facist” start being bandied about with zero understanding of what it means?

Actually don’t worry, I’ve got it.

Hope you enjoyed the peak of western civilisation, turns out that was 2015.

Now it’s bigotry, flat earth mouth breathers, anti-vaxers, conspiracy lunatics, and fat middle aged thick white twats banging on about how life was better when you could give your wife a slap and call a black person a spade.

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