Rugby legend Andrew Johns shares photo kissing teammate for the best reason

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Monday 18 September 2017 12:15
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Picture:(@ajohns74/Instagram screengrab)

Rugby league legend Andrew Johns has made it very clear which side he is on in Australia's same-sex marriage vote.

Johns shared the image on Sunday of him and fellow veteran Billy Peden locked in a passionate embrace.

Johns and Peden both took the Newcastle Knights to victory in the 1997 and 2001 premierships of Australia's National Rugby League.

Neither man has declared a change in sexuality, so one can assume the post is intended to be jocular.

It certainly looks fun.

The post follows a tweet on Wednesday by Australia rugby union player Israel Folau who said he would be voting 'no' in the same-sex ballot.

The Australian Rugby Union has officially endorsed the 'Yes' campaign to legalise same-sex marriage, as did the National Rugby League, and a myriad of other sporting organisations in Australia.

Australians are currently voting on a survey by the nation's statistics bureau, asking if the law should be changed to legalise same-sex marriage.

The postal ballot is a non binding vote, but a 'Yes' majority will mean the Australian House of Commons will hold a free vote on legalisation.

The ballots must be returned by 7 November, and the results will be announced 15 November.

HT Mail Online, The Canberra Times

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