Football fans are angry that FIFA let Iker Casillas carry the World Cup trophy on Sunday afternoon. Casillas and Deepika Padukone, a big name in Bollywood, brought the World Cup trophy to the final in a Louis Vitton briefcase.
But in early October, Spanish legend said: “I hope you respect me. I’m gay,” in a Twitter post that has since been deleted.
The tweet was up in the air for about an hour, and Carlos Puyol replied, “Iker, it’s time to tell our story.” Subsequently, Casillas said his account was hacked and apologized to the LGTBQ community for what was said in the tweet.
Take a look at:
“FIFA invites Iker Casillas to unveil the trophy after that horrible gay prank, in a country that criminalizes homosexuality.” a fan was smoking.
“The thought of FIFA: let’s take the former player who jokingly pretended to be gay, the World Cup trophy to the final,” added a second. And a third tweeted: “Of course they would let Iker Casillas release the trophy as he recently joked about coming out as a gay football player!”
The World Cup trophy is in! 🔥
Pictured: Iker Casillas (Spanish legend) and Deepika Padukone (Bollywood actress) pic.twitter.com/5RWayEhsJ4
— FC Barcelona Fans Nation (@fcbfn_live) December 18, 2022
After the tweet was deleted, Casillas said: “Account hacked. Thank goodness everything is fine. Apologies to all my followers. And of course more apologies to the LGBT community.”
The Spanish goalkeeper won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 as the team played well and won easily.
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