The All Blacks and Black Ferns team up for video supporting the LGBT community

scandal 24/04/2018

Two of the biggest and best rugby teams in the world, the All Blacks and Black Ferns, and have teamed up in support of the LGBT community and we could not be more proud.

Earlier this month Australian rugby star Folau wrote on Instagram that all gay people are destined for hell. The husband of Silver Ferns star Maria Folau (nee Tutaia) attracted widespread condemnation after telling an Instagram commenter that God's plan for homosexuals is "HELL... unless they repent of their sins".

Since then many people, including Breakfast presenter Matty McLean and KJ Apa, have emotional spoken about where they stand when it comes to Israels comments and now our top rugby teams have made a firm stance with a new campaign called 'Diversity is Strength'.

The new two minute video above thanks to NZR, in conjunction with principal sponsor AIG, focuses on the teams values and challenges they, and all of us, face when it comes to discrimination saying:

"The next battle is different,

The next enemy is truly formidable and deeply devious.

It is discrimination - an enemy that cannot be fought alone and must be defeated together.

It will take more than 15 - it will take thousands - millions"

Good luck trying to hold back the tears as both teams are lined up on the rugby feild to reveal a rainbow within their jerseys before fighter jet's fly over a stadium in Osaka, Japan also displaying the proud symbol of the LGBT community.