A bizarre new documentary will be created focusing on sacked Rugby Australia international Israel Folau.
That’s according to the Sydney Morning Herald which has revealed that it will be a 90-minute documentary and that it is already in pre-production to air in late 2022.
It will be produced by In Films, the production company behind Sarah Ferguson’s Revelation – a three-part series on sexual abuse within the clergy.
ABC sources have revealed that the documentary will not be biased against a man that its press notes describe as “a homophobic bigot to some, a persecuted freedom warrior to others”, as it examines the controversy “in all its multi-layered complexity”.
Folau was given his marching orders by Rugby Australia back in 2019 following posts on social media which claimed that homosexuals would go to hell.
Those comments divided society between those who demanded free speech for all and those who were horrified at the rangy star’s opinions.
Folau, following his exit from rugby union, joined Super League side Catalans Dragons in 2020 in a bid to rejuvenate his career.
However, the Australian stayed for just one season before leaving in acrimonious circumstances to return home.
He was then snapped by businessman Clive Palmer to play for Gold Coast side Southport Tigers, before signing a lucrative deal with Japanese rugby union side Shining Arcs.