Members of the Australian national rugby union team have disagreed on Twitter over same-sex marriage as the country prepares to vote on the issue.
The spat came after 28-year-old player Israel Folau posted on Wednesday that he opposes same-sex marriage in a tweet liked almost 3,000 times.
The Wallabies player’s comment was made the day after postal ballots were sent to voters in Australia for a non-binding vote on legalising same-sex marriage.
Mr Folau’s own teammates were among those to object to his views.
“I love and respect people for who they are and their opinions, but personally I will not support gay marriage,” Mr Folau said. He is known to be a devout Christian, who was raised as Mormon and converted to the Assemblies of God fellowship with his family in 2011.
I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage.✌❤
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