Iker Casillas announced this Sunday the hacking of his Twitter account after the publication of a message that revealed his alleged homosexuality.
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Withdrawn from the courts since August 2020, Iker Casillas (41) found himself at the center of a controversy this weekend. The former Spain international goalkeeper tweeted: “I hope they respect me: I’m gay”on Sunday, October 9, before deleting his message and announcing the hack of his certified account.
“Account hacked. Fortunately, everything is back to normal. I’m sorry to all my followers. And, of course, my apologies to the LGBT community” Casillas wrote, as his “fake” coming out of the closet sparked many reactions on social media.
Hacked account. Luckily everything in order. Apologies to all put followers. And of course, more apologies to the LGBT community.
—Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) October 9, 2022
Australian footballer Joshua Cavallo, who announced his homosexuality almost a year ago, protested the behavior of Iker Casillas and his former teammate in the Spanish team, Carles Puyol. “It’s time to tell about our relationship, Iker”The former Barcelona defender responded ironically to Casillas’ first message, before apologizing “for this joke without any bad intentions and absolutely irrelevant”.
@Iker Casillas Y @carles5puyol joking and making fun of coming out in football is disappointing. It is a difficult journey that any LGBTQ+ person has to go through. Seeing my role models and legends of the game make fun of coming out and my community is beyond disrespectful. pic.twitter.com/Yp88aQyyTV
—Josh Cavallo (@JoshuaCavallo) October 9, 2022
“Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol joke and have fun with the topic of coming out of the closet in football, it’s sad”, lamented Joshua Cavallo. “It’s a difficult passage that any member of the LGBTQ+ community has to go through. Seeing my role models and sports legends enjoying coming out and my community is beyond disrespectful.”.