Sun 09 October 2022 | 19:28

Puyol apologies for joking about Casillas’ “I’m gay” tweet

Carles Puyol took it to his Twitter account to issue an apology for his ‘clumsy joke’ reply to an omitted tweet from Iker Casillas that said he was gay.

Carles Puyol


Iker Casillas

posted some tweets on Sunday. The latter stated ‘I hope you respect me, I’m gay’, and his former Spain teammate Puyol replied, saying “It’s time to tell our story, Iker”. Following his tweet, Casillas deleted his aforementioned tweet and said that his account got hacked.

"Hacked account. Luckily everything in order. Apologies to all my followers. And of course, more apologies to the LGBT community."

The former Spain international Puyol has now issued an apology but instead of saying he was hacked; he took responsibility for his tweet.

"I have made a mistake. Sorry for a clumsy joke with no bad intentions and totally out of place. I understand that it may have hurt sensitivities. All my respect and support for the LGTBIQA+ community."

The duo have been slammed for their exchange as they emboldened some of the homophobic fans. Josh Cavallo, who came out in 2021, was the one that made the most damning indictment about the two World Cup winners. He said their tweets were “beyond disrespectful”, stating:

"Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol joking and making fun out of coming out in football is disappointing," he tweeted. "It's a difficult journey that any LGBTQ+ people have to go through. To see my role models and legends of the game make fun out of coming out and my community is beyond disrespectful."

source: SportMob

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