While major PC businesses like Qantas threaten Israel Folau, another PC organisation has made its views on rugby and freedom of speech clear.
The Australian Defence Force believes that saying controversial things should be no barrier to participation on the sporting field.
On Australia Day last year, Micqaella O’Shane posted a photo of herself in her naval uniform on Facebook along with these words:
“To be honest I’ve never given two F**ks about ANZAC day or Remembrance Day…I spit on the Australian flag and burn it (if I even owned the disgusting thing) and on ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day…”
Defence has just informed Senate Estimates that not long after this O’Shane was flown at taxpayer expense to Sydney to participate in the Mons Rugby Cup.
She was also flown back to Sydney a few months later and attended the Navy Rugby League Women’s Development Camp.
Total cost to the taxpayer: $736.27.
Perhaps if Israel Folau followed Micqaella O’Shane’s potty-mouthed example Qantas would shell out more funding for Rugby Australia…