'It disgusts me' - Brad Weber slams Israel Folau over controversial comments about gay people

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One-Test All Black and Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has fired off a barrage of "disgust" at Israel Folau over his comments directed at gay people.

Chiefs' Brad Weber, dejected following their loss during the Investec Super Rugby Semi-Final match, Hurricanes v Chiefs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. 30th July 2016. © Copyright Photo: Grant Down / www.photosport.nz

Chiefs' Brad Weber.

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Folau caused uproar last month after he commented on an Instagram post saying that God's plan for gay people was "Hell, unless they repent of their sins and turn to God".

It's a stance Weber admitted on Twitter last night he was "kinda sick" of.

"I can't stand that I have to play this game that I love with people, like Folau, who say what he's saying," Weber posted.

"My cousin and her partner, and my Aunty and her partner are some of the most kind, caring and loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

"To think that I play against someone that says they'll go to Hell for being gay disgusts me."

When someone replied to Weber stating Folau was entitled to express his opinion, the 27-year-old had his answer ready.

"Yep. But so am I. And my opinion of his is one that disgusts me."

MP Louisa Wall urged the Wallabies star to think about his comments.
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Since making the comment, Folau has met with Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle to discuss his use of social media.

The former Aussie Rules star also wrote a column to better explain his stance and unwavering belief, saying he was ready to quit his rugby contract because his religion came first.

"I told Raelene if she felt the situation had become untenable - that I was hurting Rugby Australia, its sponsors and the Australian rugby community to such a degree that things couldn't be worked through - I would walk away from my contract, immediately," Folau wrote.

But Castle said there wasn't a need for such drastic measures.

"In his article, Israel clearly articulated his religious beliefs and why his faith is important to him and has provided context behind his social media comment," she said.

"In his own words, Israel said that he did not intend to upset people intentionally or bring hurt to the game.

"We accept Israel's position."

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