Kerevi eases fear of Pacific player revolt
May 4, 2019 12:01 pm
Fiji-born and Wallabies midfielder Samu Kerevi says he feels under no pressure to keep quiet about his Christian faith as he moved to ease fears of a revolt by players with Pacific Island heritage over the Israel Folau saga.
Radio NZ reports, Folau is expected to have his Rugby Australia contract torn up after tomorrow’s code of conduct hearing into a social media post which said that gay people and others he considered “sinners” were destined for “hell” if they did not “repent”.
Kerevi is also a committed Christian and clarified on Instagram this week that he had not apologized for his “faith” after making religious comments in the wake of a win for his Queensland Reds in South Africa over the Easter weekend.
The Fiji-born centre, who was one of several Pasifika athletes to “like” Folau’s original post, blamed a media report for linking his religious comments with the Folau saga and said he would continue to talk about his faith.