Simon Dunn shows Israel Folau that homophobia has no place in sports
It seems that there is no end to the Rugby player Israel Folau and his gay people are going to “hell, if they don’t repent of their sins” Instagram comment.
Earlier this month, Australia full-back Folau, 29, said on social media that gay people would end up in hell. The latest sports star to speak out in protest is Aussie-born former bobsledder and rugby player, Simon Dunn.
The 29-year-old athlete, who won Attitude’s annual Hot 100 poll in 2015, made headlines around the world in 2014 before after joining the Australian bobsleigh team – making him the world’s first openly gay man to do so.
Taking to Twitter, Simon has called on followers to retweet his after match “victory kiss” between him and his boyfriend.
— Simon Dunn (@BySimonDunn) April 23, 2018
“My way of showing @IzzyFolau that homophobia has no place in sport,” he wrote.
Because Folau is tagged in the post, he will receive a notification for each re-tweet. Great job Simon!
Go-forth guys and retweet as many times as you can. Let’s spam this dummy with our powerful gay likes and retweets. We can end homophobia! It’s really sad when people like Israel, professional rugby players who are role models for a lot of young people say such things.
Speaking with Australia’s most popular Gay Magazine, DNA Mr. Dunn said:
“The photo for me not only shows the love for my partner but also that a person’s sexuality truly has zero impact on their ability to perform as an athlete.”
“I’ve been lucky enough to play many sports at different levels, including representing my country. One thing I learnt was Homophobia has no place in the sporting world and it’s comments like those from Israel truly are outdated.”
“We as LGBT athletes need to continue to champion the cause of inclusion!”