Australia’s Josh Cavallo said Casillas was gay and was disappointed by a tweet that would have been made by a hacker who joked Puyol.
Twitter caused confusion over a publication created by Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol. “I hope they respect me. I’m gay. #HappySunday,” wrote the former goalkeeper, while the FC Barcelona player said: “It’s time to talk about us, Iker.” I answered. Hours later, Casillas apologized and commented that his account had been hacked.
Cavallo is an Australian Adelaide United footballer who was the first active footballer to come out as gay. I had a clear message.
“It disappoints me to see Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol jokingly teasing coming out of the closet with football. My community is not disrespectful when I see a legend making fun of coming out,” he wrote.
@Iker Casillas When @Carles5puyol It’s a shame to joke around or make fun of you for coming out in football. This is a difficult journey LGBTQ+ people have to go through.My community is not disrespectful when I see my role models and gaming legends making fun of coming out pic.twitter.com/Yp88aQyyTV