Gareth Thomas asks Billy Vunipola to apologize for supporting Israel Folau

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Openly gay former rugby international Gareth Thomas has hit out at England’s Billy Vunipola for liking homophobic Instagram posts. The former Wales captain, 44, asked Vunipola to make a “heartfelt apology” for supporting an anti-gay tirade posted on social media by Australian Israel Folau. The Sarries and England forward, 26, was warned by his club for liking the posts against LGBT community.The openly gay player Thomas spoke to Channel 4 Sport after Vunipola’s man of the match performance and said the England player’s initial apology was “unbelievably unacceptable.” “It’s a very easy thing to say sorry, it’s very difficult to mean it,” Thomas added, “Billy, even though he’s not defending his own words, his beliefs in those words haven’t changed even though he’s made an apology.”

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