Catalans’ official kit partners O’Neills have issued a statement distancing themselves from comments made by the club’s new signing Israel Folau.
Folau, 30, has dominated the headlines this week after he penned a controversial move to Catalans and Super League.
It has caused outrage following his comments that hell awaits homosexuals, amongst others.
As the official apparel supplier for Catalans Dragons we wish to place on record that O’Neills Irish International…
A statement said: “As the official apparel supplier for Catalans Dragons we wish to place on record that O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd does not share the beliefs expressed by club signing Israel Folau.
“The comments by Mr. Folau do not represent the values that we stand for as a company, where we prioritise inclusion and diversity.
“We are committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, including our employees and customers, and believe that everyone should be treated fairly and without discrimination in matters of race, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.”
O’Neills are in their second season as kit partners of Catalans, who had previously been with ISC since 2010.
They currently supply Huddersfield and Warrington in Super League, as well as Newcastle and Penrith in the NRL.