Less than 24 hours after he was found guilty of a high level breach of his Rugby Australia contract and open to having it terminated, Israel Folau has been dumped by one of his major sponsors.
Sportswear giant Asics, who have been a longtime sponsor of the fallen Wallaby have elected to cut him loose, news.com.au reports.
In a public statement, the company said: “ASICS is dedicated to sport and its healthy contribution to society. We believe sport is for everyone and we champion inclusivity and diversity.
“While Israel Folau is entitled to his personal views, some of those expressed in recent social media posts are not aligned with those of ASICS.
“As such, our partnership with Israel has become untenable and he will no longer represent ASICS as a brand ambassador.”
Source: NZ Herald (Paul Johnson)
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