Spaniard Carles Puyol took five hours to comment on an anti-gay “joke” he posted on Twitter in response to a message from his teammate Casillas, who claimed to be gay. The former goalkeeper spoke out saying his account had been hacked and apologized to the LGBT community.. Now it’s Puyol’s turn to back off.
I was wrong. Sorry for a clumsy joke without any bad intentions and absolutely out of place. I understand that you could have inherited sensitivities. All my respect and support to the LGTBIQA + community
– Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) October 9, 2022
The player wrote: “I made a mistake. I apologize for a bad joke without bad intentions and out of place. I understand it may have offended sensitive points. All my respect and support to the LGBTQIA+ community.”
Understand the situation: Casillas’ official profile posts that he is gay; A player claims to have been hacked
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Puyol’s original post was a “joke” implying that the two were romantically involved. “It’s time to tell our story,” posted the player, who deleted the message after the backlash.
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