Iker Casillas Coming Out As Gay Apparently A Joke, Deletes Tweet

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On Sunday afternoon, the former Real Madrid and Spain player published a brief message on the social media site.

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It read: “I hope you respect me: I’m gay.”

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Barcelona legend Carlos Puyol then replied to the tweet with the message: “The time has come to tell our story, Iker.”

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However, the Spanish daily AS asserts that he posted this so that the tabloids would cease reporting on his private life.

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The former goalkeeper then subsequently deleted the tweet.

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After five years of marriage, Casillas stated that he and sports journalist Sara Carbonero, with whom he shares two children, had separated in March 2021.

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Last month, he rubbished rumours that he was dating Gerard Pique’s former partner Shakira.

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He shared images of news articles on Instagram and said: “Touch your nose. OMG [Oh My God].”

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In May 2019, he suffered a heart attack in training and ultimately led to his retirement as a player.

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