Related: Scottish soccer player comes out, explains why it’s still important to do soPuyol also posted an apology.
He said, “I have made a mistake. Sorry for a clumsy joke with no bad intentions and totally out of place. All my respect and support for the LGTBIQA+ community.”According to the BBC, Castillas split from his wife, Sara Carbonero, in March.
They have two children. Since the split, Spanish tabloids have linked the 41-year-old with a string of women, including Shakira.Australian soccer player Josh Cavallo, who came out last year, was among those to criticize the so-called “joke.”“Joking and making fun out of coming out in football is disappointing,” Cavallo said. “”It’s a difficult journey that any LGBTQ+ people have to go through.
To see my role models and legends of the game make fun out of coming out and my community is beyond disrespectful.”@IkerCasillas and @Carles5puyol joking and making fun out of coming out in football is disappointing.