Chiefs halfback Brad Weber takes stand against Folau 'gay' comments

Brad Weber
Chiefs halfback Brad Weber. Photo credit: Photosport

Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has gone public with his "disgust" over the anti-gay comments from Australian rugby star Israel Folau.

Weber has posted two strongly worded tweets and is "kinda sick of us players staying quiet on some of this stuff".

Weber also stated that "to think that I play against someone that says they'll go to Hell for being gay disgusts me".

Folau remains a hot property in test footie, as well as for the Waratahs in Super Rugby, and coach Daryl Gibson's taking a moderate line.

"We may not all agree with his belief, but we support him as a teammate and his right to express that freely," Gibson told reporters on Tuesday.

Folau has escaped sanctions from Rugby Australia for his social media outburst.

"In his own words, Israel said that he did not intend to upset people intentionally or bring hurt to the game," says chief executive Raelene Castle. "We accept Israel's position.

"Rugby Australia will use this experience as an opportunity to remind all employees of their obligation to use social media in a respectful way."

And while some sponsors are expected to vote with their feet, Qantas isn't one of them - it will stay on board as a sponsor of the Wallabies.