Australia's rugby union authorities have issued a statement branding Israel Folau's latest anti-LGBT messages posted on social media as "unacceptable".
The New South Wales Waratahs' full-back posted a message on his Instagram account on Wednesday, that said "Warning. Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators. Hell awaits you. Repent! Only Jesus saves".
The devout Christian also took to Twitter to criticise Tasmania's decision to become Australia's first state to make it legally optional to list gender on birth certificates.
He tweeted: "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."
Australian rugby authorities later issued a statement that said: "Rugby Australia is aware of a post made by Israel Folau on his Instagram account this afternoon.
"The content within the post is unacceptable. It does not represent the values of the sport and is disrespectful to members of the Rugby community.
"The Rugby Australia Integrity Unit has been engaged on the matter tonight."
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