Rugby Player Brad Weber And Chief Teammates Wear Rainbow Bootlaces In Stand Against Israel Folau

New Zealand rugby union player Brad Weber and his teammates wore rainbow bootlaces in their Super Rugby game over the weekend in support of the LGBT community.

The Chief’s halfback was the first high-profile New Zealand player to voice condemn Wallaby Israel Folau and his gay people are going to “hell, if they don’t repent of their sins” Instagram comment.

“Kinda sick of us players staying quiet on some of this stuff,” Weber wrote on Twitter. “I can’t stand that I have to play this game that I love with people, like Folau, who say what he’s saying.

“My cousin and her partner, and my Aunty and her partner are some of the most kind, caring & loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

“To think that I play against someone that says they’ll go to Hell for being gay disgusts me.”



Auckland-based gay rugby team the NZ Falcons sent Weber, his teammates, coaching and support staff a bundle of the laces to wear over the weekend with Brad sharing a pic of his laced up boots to his Instagram story.


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