NRL: Wests Tigers playmaker Adam Doueihi issued 'please explain' by club after apparent anti-LGBTQ+ social media post

Adam Doueihi.
Adam Doueihi. Photo credit: Getty Images

Wests Tigers have issued a "please explain" to five-eighth Adam Doueihi, after an apparent anti-LGBTQ+ social media post.   

In a since-deleted comment, Doueihi, 25, responded with "embarrassing post", after the English Premier League's official account uploaded an explainer graphic on LGBT+ inclusion.   

Before its deletion, Doueihi's comment attracted 9000 likes.   

Doueihi was summoned by the Tigers to explain the meaning behind his comment, but the club has decided not to launch any kind of investigation, while the NRL integrity unit is not involved.   

AAP reports Doueihi explained he was referring to the league telling people how to behave was embarrassing, rather than LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.  

Identifying as a Christian, Doueihi has already been in hot water for expressing his religious views. 

In October, he publicly backed a Sydney Catholic girls school, after it blocked students from bringing same-sex dates to its Year 12 formal. 


"What's happened to morals, what's happened to values, what's happened to respecting people's religions and what they stand for?" Doueihi told 2GB radio at the time.

"We, as Christians, don't have anything against different types of people. All we say is keep us out of it.

"Stop trying to brainwash our children and cause confusion for the next generation of Catholics.

"We don't care if you want to go and be whatever you want to be, but don't try and force it upon us, and drag us along with you.

"If you're not into all the Catholic teachings, then don't go to a Catholic school. No-one is forcing parents to stand there and send their children to certain schools."

Doueihi missed most of the 2023 NRL season, after suffering a knee injury in April.