"where does the control of Folau by the Rugby Admin end?"
Whilst you are employed by any organization, institution, or brand...…. you have to adhere to many different types of clauses, stipulations, requirements etc etc that fall within their company "Code of Conduct", or within the specific contractual obligations or requirements that they have drawn up specifically for you to accept and sign, whilst you represent that brand....especially if you want to be financially remunerated or compensated for representing that brand or company.
Like it or not, but in many ways that brand owns you, from the moment you sign...…..to a certain degree, but it is also something that you yourself accept when signing that contract.... so don't blame the company...… you wanted the contract worth millions.
Here are some very simple clauses or stipulation, in contracts, that I deal with for instance, and all of these clauses listed below are clearly classified as dismissible offences, within the labour law and also in most company's "Code of Conduct", which is always printed out and it is compulsory for every employee to sign and put on file, to prove, should the company have to, at any later stage, that the employee has read and understood this code of conduct, and was fully aware of this code of conduct when they were employed and signed their contract with the company.
I am not at all saying that breaching any of these clauses below could lead to your instant dismissal after the very first offense, which in fact can be done, in some cases.....but what I am saying, is check these clauses out, and tell me how fair that same company is, if any employee is found guilty of any of these offenses...…...not once.... not twice......but 4 times..... and keep in mind what I said, that all these clauses listed here are all dismissible offences.
We do not know what is in Folau's contract, but we do know that he has done this before and that he was specifically requested by his employer, not to do this again...…..so I can assure you right now that given his past history and warnings from ARU, the ARU would most certainly have at least some of these clauses in his contract.
Adverse behavior affecting the image and business of the company
Bringing the company into disrepute
Causing dissention within the work place, through social media posts, verbal statements
Causing or creating ethnic, religious, gender or political disharmony in the work place
Willfully causing disharmony in the work place
Disregard - ignoring company policy directly related to business and customer relations
Refusing to obey a reasonable verbal or written instruction from management in regards to your contract
Constant or regular non-compliant behavior regarding your contractual stipulations and obligations
Dangerous or irresponsible actions which could negatively affect the image of the brand you represent
Blatant disregard for the rules, regulations and policies of the company
Misconduct, Behaviour, Performance, which compromises or jeopardizes the company or brand
I am not comparing Folau, to any other person listed below, but what I am pointing out, is that these people below lost multi multi millions, purely for NOT adhering to their contractual obligations, and ended up having their endorsements cancell ed, and the reason why I am mentioning this, is because not one single person on this list below, sued to successfully regain that endorsement or employment, because THEY themselves broke the contract that was in place.
Some of these people listed below did far worse things than Folau did, but my intention here is to show that most companies drop you like a hot potatoe, if they see any sign at all that your actions will threaten the image of their brand in any negative way and they won't give a shit, how big of a star you think you are.
I sad before, the public are fickle, and they want their opinions to matter, and as we see so many times these days, if it means calling for a boycott over social media, they do it, and they are bloody successful in doing it, so no company these days would ever risk it.
These are some of the people, who just like Folau, overstepped their boundaries with their employer / brand and paid the price
Lance Armstrong - Nike
Kobe Bryant - Coke - McDonalds - Nutella
Barry Bonds - Mastercard - KFC
Ben Johnson - Diadora
Floyd Landis - Phonas
Maria Sharapova - TAG Hauer - American Express - Avon
Micahel Vick - Reebok - Donruss
Ray Rice - Nike - Electronic Arts
Adrian Peterson - Castrol - Nike
Wayne Rooney - Coke
Michael Phelps - Kellogs
Ryan Lochte - Speedo - Ralph Lauren
O.J Simpson - Hertz
Magic Johnson - KFC - Converse
Aaron Hernandez - Puma
Jon Jones - Nike - Reebok
Manny Pacquiao - Nike
Jason Giambi - Nike - Pepsi
Gilbert Arenas - Adidas
Warren Sapp - Bud Lite
Marion Jones - Nike
Mike Tyson - Pepsi - Nintendo