December 2, 2022
Puyol responds to Casillas' tweet

Puyol apologizes for ‘joke’ in response to Casillas’ gay tweet: ‘I made a mistake’

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.

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

Josh Cavallo, the first gay player, criticizes Casillas: “disrespectable”

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.

Puyol responds to Casillas’ tweet