Rugby Player Breached Code of Conduct by Posting Scriptures on Instagram

Australia's Israel Folau runs in to score their first try.
Australia's Israel Folau runs in to score their first try. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/File Photo)

Israel Folau, the Australian national rugby player who was suspended for posting a Bible verse calling people to "repent," has been found guilty of a "high level breach" of professional conduct.

Folau's Rugby Australia contract was terminated in April, but he requested a hearing in light of the disciplinary action.

A three-person panel will not decide what punishment Israel is to face, according to the BBC. The stripping away of his right to play the game comes at a terrible time for the world-famous center, who was hoping to play for his country in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, due to take place later this year.

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