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Wallabies legend lays into Israel Folau after he sets up Go Fund Me

Israel Folau has been savagely roasted on social media over his controversial public plea for $3 million in donations.

The small fortune raised in the opening day of the appeal has infuriated many Aussie commentators, including Wallabies great Drew Mitchell.

The former Waratahs winger took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to accuse his former teammate of being motivated by “greed”.

His post included an screengrab image of GoFundMe’s “top fundraisers” page which shows Folau has asked for donations far in excess of all other causes on the site, including many sick children needing funds to afford life-saving medical procedures.

“YOU are in a fight that YOU chose to be in after YOU broke the terms of YOUR contract,” mitchell posted on Twitter.

EDITORS PICKS:

“The kids below are in a fight they NEVER wanted to be in & yet YOU think YOU deserve donations more than they do??!!

“It’s no longer about religion, it’s about YOU and YOUR greed.”

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