Haskell: 'This is the biggest load of s*** I have ever read. Sport has no place for this crap'
Rugby stars around the world have condemned Israel Folau for his controversial post declaring all homosexuals will go to hell.
Folau shared a message that read: 'WARNING: Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators, HELL AWAITS YOU -- repent! Only Jesus saves.'
The 30-year-old added: 'Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him.'
Israel Folau has sparked outrage with his Instagram post telling homosexuals to repent
The Australia full-back shared the above message with his 313,000 followers
England and Northampton star James Haskell tweeted his views on Folau's comments
But the controversial Waratahs player wasn't finished there. He took to Twitter and left a comment under an article about Tasmania making gender optional on birth certificates.
Folau replied: 'The devil has blinded so many people in this world, REPENT and turn away from your evil ways. Turn to Jesus Christ who will set you free.'
Rugby Australia issued a statement on Thursday to say they will tear up Folau's contract after the star's posts on social media.
And Northampton and England flanker James Haskell has led condemnation, saying: 'This is the biggest load of s*** I have ever read. Sport has no place for this crap.
'Keep it to hate groups @IzzyFolau, you arent spreading the lords word. You are spreading hate. You are an unreal player, but a f*****g misinformed bigot.'
Harlequins and former England prop Joe Marler sent this image to the Australian on Twitter
Harlequins and former England prop Joe Marler sent an image of two men kissing to Folau along with a heart emoji.
Japan captain Michael Leitch also posted a video on Twitter hitting out at Folau and calling him a 'bully'.
'We can't accept this kind of behaviour,' he said. 'I'm not politically correct - I'm not smart in those types of things - but when I see a bully, the first thing I have to do is call them out and I think I'm calling you out for the right reasons.
'Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong, I'm not sure, but the post you've made is wrong and I think you should made a comment and apologise or do something to make amends, because I think you're a fantastic player, there's no doubt about that, and I'm sure you're a nice guy. But the way you're doing it is wrong.'
Japan captain Michael Leitch hit out at Folau, branding him a 'bully' after comments he made
The former NRL and AFL star is a devout Christian and shows no sign of curtailing his divisive social media activity.
Last year he wrote online that gay people would go to hell unless they repented and he also shared a video from an American evangelist in which the now deceased preacher David Wilkerson said: 'Rampant iniquity, sexual perversion beyond description', over a video of protesters waving rainbow flags.
After facing angry protests and a massive backlash for his original comments, Folau wrote a column for Players Voice.
Folau, pictured here with his wife Maria, maintains his views come from the bible
Twitter users also weighed in, calling for Rugby Australia to sack Folau for his comments
He explained: 'I don't expect everyone to believe what I believe. That goes for teammates, friends and even family members, some of whom are gay.
'I don't pretend to have all the answers in life. It can be difficult making the right decisions.
'You are always trying to reconcile the truth from the Bible with things you feel inside. But I have faith that God's path is the right one and that path is outlined in the Bible. I will keep sharing that.'
His latest remarks have reopened the debate and again drawn widespread condemnation of his views.