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Sport'Not good enough': Ellis slams Folau response

00:39  24 june  2019
00:39  24 june  2019 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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“Yeah nah not good enough ,” Ellis wrote. “How about this: There is no room for homophobia in our game. Anyone who is seen to support or endorse homophobia is not welcome. As much as I love watching Maria Folau play netball, I do not want my sport endorsing the views of her husband.”

“ Not good enough ,” Ellis wrote on Twitter in response to the statement. “How about this: There is no room for homophobia in our game. “As much as I love watching ⁦Maria Folau netball I do not want my sport endorsing the views of her husband.” Yeah nah not good enough .

'Not good enough': Ellis slams Folau response Israel Folau has been slammed for his funding campaign for his legal battle against Rugby Australia. Australian netball legend Liz Ellis has rejected the sport's national governing body's reaction to Maria Folau's support of her husband Israel, and his homophobic social media posts.

The netball star wife of the former Wallaby who posted his bid for cash to fund his legal fight against Rugby Australia on her own social media, won't be sanctioned by her sport's organisation and national league.

"There is no action required by the league," a statement released by Netball Australia and the Super Netball league read.

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Liz Ellis has exploded at Netball Australia over its stance on the Folaus . Liz Ellis , Australia's most capped netballer, slammed the diplomatic statements of both governing bodies as " not good enough " and called them out for themselves not slamming homophobia in an explosive Twitter tirade.

Folau ’s GoFundMe page has become the website’s ‘Top Fundraiser’, earning more money than a number of appeals for sick children. "In response , Rugby Australia have already said that they will 'divert significant resources' to ' Not good enough ': Liz Ellis slams netball's stance on Maria Folau .

"We will continue to support Maria as a valued member of the Thunderbirds and the Suncorp Super Netball league."

Elils was not one bit impressed with the stance, taking to social media to express her view.

"Yeah nah not good enough," Ellis wrote on Twitter.

"How about this: There is no room for homophobia in our game. Anyone who is seen to support or endorse homophobia is not welcome.

'Not good enough': Ellis slams Folau response© Getty Images

Liz Ellis.

"As much as I love watching Maria Folau play netball, I do not want my sport endorsing the views of her husband."

https://twitter.com/LizzyLegsEllis/status/1142664628993843200

Maria Folau, who plays for Adelaide Thunderbirds in Super Netball, re-posted her husband's online campaign, which aims to raise $3 million.

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Folau GoFundMe appeal shut down by crowdfunding site The crowdfunding site has closed the ex-rugby star's account, which he launched last Friday, saying it breached its terms and conditions.

' Not good enough ': Liz Ellis slams Netball Australia and Super Netball's Maria Folau stance. By WWOS staff. The fundraising post, republished to Maria Folau 's Instagram page on Friday, explains the couple has spent more than 0,000 on legal fees to fight the termination, but fails to explain why

The sacked Wallabies star's GoFundMe page has received over 0,000.

Israel Folau's $4 million contract was torn up in May after one of his social media posts citing the Bible was deemed homophobic.

The fundraising post, republished to Maria Folau's Instagram page on Friday, explains the couple has spent more than $100,000 on legal fees to fight the termination, but fails to explain why a further $2.9 million is required for his case against Rugby Australia.

As of 2pm on Sunday, a GoFundMe page set up by Israel Folau had raised more than $645,000.

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Netball South Australia chief executive Bronwyn Klei also weighed in on the controversy, defending her organisation as committed to providing an inclusive environment.

"We also believe in fairness and perspective," she said, shortly before Folau took to the court for the Thunderbirds clash with the NSW Swifts in Adelaide on Sunday.

"Like millions of other people across Australia, Maria Folau uses her personal social media platform to share her life and beliefs with her family, friends and fans."

Ms Klei made clear Netball SA does not endorse the post, but said the social media policy has not been contravened.

"Maria is a key member of the Thunderbirds," she said.

"We continue to support her as we support all our players."

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- with AAP

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