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Carles Puyol apologises for his position in Iker Casillas Twitter storm after legend ‘joked’ he was homosexual

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Carles Puyol has taken to social media to apologise to the LGBTQ+ group for making a ‘unhealthy joke’ in response to Iker Casillas’ now-deleted tweet.

Casillas – who made 275 appearances for Actual Madrid – shared a Tweet asserting he was homosexual at 1.25pm on Sunday. Puyol responded to his former nationwide team-mate quickly after. 

Puyol – who has two youngsters along with his girlfriend Vanesa Lorenzo – jokingly stated: ‘It is time to inform our story, Iker’ with a coronary heart and kiss emoji. Nevertheless, each events deleted their Tweets shortly after they have been shared. 

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has apologised to the LGBTQ+ group

Puyol has now admitted his response was ‘completely misplaced’ and insisted he ‘helps and respects the LGBTQ+ group’.

He took to Twitter to launch the next assertion: ‘I tousled. I am sorry for a foul joke which had no unhealthy intention, which was completely misplaced. 

Puyol added: ‘I perceive that I’ll have damage somebody’s emotions. All my respect and help in the direction of the LGBTQ+ group.’ 

Casillas cut up from his spouse in March 2021 after 5 years of marriage. It’s believed the Tweet was a joke in response to rumours about his post-divorce courting life.

In a blunt assertion, the World Cup winner tweeted: ‘I hope you respect me: I am homosexual. #happysunday’. The publish has since been deleted.

Shortly after Casillas’ publish, former rival and nationwide team-mate Puyol in a now additionally deleted tweet, wrote: ‘It is time to inform our story, Iker’ with a coronary heart and kiss emoji. 

After deleting his first tweet, Casillas wrote: ‘Hacked account. Fortunately every part so as. Apologies to all my followers. And naturally, extra apologies to the LGBT group.’

Brazenly homosexual Australian footballer Josh Cavallo hit out on the Spanish legends for ‘making enjoyable out of popping out in soccer’.

Marten de Roon (C) has taken to social media to discuss the incident involving Iker Casillas

Marten de Roon (C) has taken to social media to debate the incident involving Iker Casillas

The Adelaide United participant tweeted: ‘@IkerCasillas and @Carles5Puyol joking and making enjoyable out of popping out in soccer is disappointing.

‘It is a tough journey that any LGBTQ+ ppl need to undergo. To see my position fashions and legends of the sport make enjoyable out of popping out and my group is past disrespectful.’

Jose Enrique additionally took to Twitter to criticise Casillas for not solely his preliminary Tweet however his secondary assertion. He stated: ‘As an alternative of apologising and recognising the error quite mislead everybody’. 

Marten de Roon additionally took to social media to debate the state of affairs involving Casillas and categorical his considerations over the present points in society. 

Cavallo is currently the most prominent openly gay footballer in world football and took to social media to criticise Casillas for 'making fun of coming out'

Cavallo is at present essentially the most distinguished brazenly homosexual footballer in world soccer and took to social media to criticise Casillas for ‘making enjoyable of popping out’ 

De Roon took to social media after Atalanta’s overcome Udinese to have a good time the actual fact his aspect had briefly moved to the highest of the Serie A desk. Nevertheless, he additionally took the chance to share his ideas on the Casillas state of affairs. 

De Roon stated ‘social media nonetheless reveals how removed from actuality we’re’ and that the posts he has learn are proving why there’s nonetheless a ‘drawback’. 

The Dutch worldwide took to Twitter to write down: ‘Sure, we’re on prime of the league (for now). Extra importantly, social media right now nonetheless reveals how removed from actuality we’re.

‘Whether or not Casillas was hacked or not: I see too many posts which are far off. Ready for the day this would not be information, ‘trigger truly that is the issue right here.’

Casillas ended his career with a five-year stint at Porto

Alejandra Onieva at the Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022

Experiences say the tweet is a response to rumours that he is in a relationship with Alejandra Onieva

Different followers on social media have criticised Casillas and Puyol for his or her antics on-line with one tweeting: ‘Homosexuality shouldn’t be one thing to ‘joke,’ about in any context.

‘And to take action as two footballing legends with monumental platforms, is so tone deaf it beggars perception.’ 

One other tweeted: ‘@IkerCasillas you are an utter shame. Individuals kill themselves as a result of they really feel like they cannot come out & be their genuine self & u go & do that prefer it’s some humorous f*****g joke.


‘The homophobic abuse is past & in all probability has triggered lots of people. Develop up you pathetic boy.’

A 3rd stated: ‘So in large 2022, the wrestle of the lgbtq+ group – particularly these trapped within the closet in males’s soccer – to return out and settle for themselves publicly continues to be only a joke to the silly straight man.’

A fourth put: ‘Excessive profile, grown males utilizing being homosexual as a punchline solely making it more durable for his or her homosexual colleagues to have the ability to come out is disgusting.

‘Soccer and ‘soccer twitter’ is simply rife with homophobia and it makes me so indignant that these two would dare pull a stunt like this.’

In the meantime a number of different soccer followers and members of the LGBTQ+ have taken to Twitter to name out the previous Actual Madrid goalkeeper. Some have even trolled Casillas. 

Casillas enjoyed a spectacular playing career, winning a World Cup and two Euros with Spain

Casillas loved a spectacular taking part in profession, successful a World Cup and two Euros with Spain

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