Iker Casillas, a former goalkeeper for Real Madrid, has gained attention from the global football community because of his Twitter account.
Unexpectedly, the former Spanish shot-stopper claimed to be gay in a tweet from his account. Tweet stated (but he deleted this tweet now):
“I hope you respect me: I’m gay. #HappySunday.”
Football fans wondered if the tweet was actual or a prank, sending shockwaves through social media.
Iker Casillas, however, has recently come forward and stated that the post was a fraud and that his social media account was hacked. After apologizing to his supporters, the former Real Madrid captain deleted the message.
To clarify the misunderstanding, the former shot-stopper tweeted the following:
“Hacked account. Luckily everything in order. Apologies to all my followers. And of course, more apologies to the LGBT community.”
Cuenta hackeada. Por suerte todo en orden. Disculpas a todos mis followers. Y por supuesto, más disculpas a la comunidad LGTB.
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) October 9, 2022
Iker Casillas has apologized for the mistake, and it is safe to presume he is not gay. He was romantically involved with Sara Carbonero, a Spanish journalist.
Even two kids were born to the couple. Yet, according to The Sun, the couple decided to call it quit on their long-term union last year.
It’s important to note that the former Real Madrid goalkeeper responded to the initial tweet sent by the former FC Barcelona defender Carles Puyol about coming out as gay. Tweeted the former Spanish defender:
“It’s time to tell our story, Iker.”
Nope, he said “it’s time to tell our story, iker” pic.twitter.com/rDY7vvmBrG
— Esme Austin (@meo64) October 9, 2022
Also deleted was Puyol’s reply to his former international teammate’s tweet. The former captain of Barcelona may have been the hackers’ target.
One of the Current Legends of Real Madrid is Iker Casillas
One of the all-time greats for Real Madrid is Iker Casillas. The Spanish goalkeeper played 725 times for the club in all competitions after graduating from Los Blancos’ development program.
His employment in Madrid lasted from 1999 to 2015.
Throughout his tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu, the shot-stopper was essential in helping Real Madrid win multiple awards.
In addition to many other awards, he won five La Liga championships, three UEFA Champions Leagues, and two Copa Del Rey trophies.
In a tweet, SPORTbible tweeted
Iker Casillas: “Hacked account. Luckily everything in order. Apologies to all my followers. And of course, more apologies to the LGBT community.” pic.twitter.com/bZiMFwFhrg
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 9, 2022
Iker Casillas also achieved success on a global scale. He went on to win 167 caps for Spain, leading his country to two European Championships (2008 and 2012) and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The Netherlands lost to Spain in the World Cup championship match.