Iker Casillas has deleted a tweet jokingly asserting that he’s homosexual and acknowledged that his Twitter account was hacked.
The ex-Actual Madrid captain tweeted on Sunday ‘I hope you respect me, I am homosexual’, with former teammate Carles Puyol replying to stated tweet saying ‘It is time to inform our story, Iker’.
Initially the tweets had been believed to be quite distasteful jokes about rumours that Casillas had been relationship Alejandra Onieva. After criticism of the 2 World Cup winners and their riling up of a surprising quantity of homophobia on the social media platform, Casillas has now insisted that his Twitter account was hacked.
In a proof messaged, Casillas wrote: “Hacked account. Fortunately the whole lot so as. Apologies to all my followers. And naturally, extra apologies to the LGBT neighborhood.”
For a lot of, the reason could also be too little too late from the ex-Actual Madrid goalkeeper, with footballers who’ve bravely come out as homosexual in recent times lambasting the sooner tweets – together with Josh Cavallo, the Adelaide United defender who got here out as homosexual in October 2021.
“Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol joking and making enjoyable out of popping out in soccer is disappointing,” he tweeted. “It is a troublesome journey that any LGBTQ+ individuals need to undergo. To see my position fashions and legends of the sport make enjoyable out of popping out and my neighborhood is past disrespectful.”
Others on social media have identified that joking about footballers popping out, when it’s such a courageous factor to do, fuels homophobia which is already rife within the recreation and can make it much more troublesome for gamers to come back out sooner or later.