Samu Kerevi, a rugby star in Australia, was arrested for “offending” his fans with his Easter message in which he wrote: “I love Jesus”.
The 25-year-old Queensland Reds captain was controversial when he shared a biblical verse on his Instagram account on Easter Thursday.
Sharing a picture of him recently, he wrote: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
He added, “Thank you Jesus for being dead on the cross for me. I love you Jesus.”
Kerevi’s message provoked mixed reactions. Some fans supported him while others wondered whether he would publicly declare his support for gay Australians in the same way.
A fan wrote, “I know a lot of gay kids and adults in our sport would like to hear a rugby leader like you tell him I love and respect him for who he is – are you ready to endorse that message? ? “.
In a sarcastic message, Kerevi later “apologized” to his fans for upsetting them with his Easter message.
In this post, the sports star from Fiji wrote: “I apologize to anyone who offended me for praising our God on a weekend where we celebrate his sacrifice for you and me”.