“I hope you respect me: I’m gay”, is the status line of former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas published on social networks on the evening of October 9, 2022 at the Vietnam time.
The 2010 World Cup champion came out as gay and immediately the above status line quickly caught the attention of a huge number of fans. Most people were taken aback by Casillas’ ‘come out’ announcement, but the 41-year-old former goalkeeper still received plenty of support after his shock announcement, including his former national team mate. Spain is Carles Puyol.
But also very quickly, Casillas hastily deleted the above status line, surprising many people. According to Spanish website AS, the above status line is just a ‘sarcastic’ joke about Casillas’ sexual orientation, to prevent the media from spreading false rumors about the former goalkeeper having a sexual orientation. connection. with other women, causing his marriage to collapse.
Last week, Iker Casillas also responded to the Spanish press when he allegedly had an affair with popular singer Shakira, the ex-wife of defender Gerard Pique.
However, minutes later, Casillas also posted a correction to his previous shocking announcement. The former Real Madrid goalkeeper shared: “My account has been hacked, luckily everything is still under control. I want to apologize to everyone who followed me and especially to the LGBT community.
Iker Casillas had a beautiful love affair with sports journalist Sara Carbonero. The moment when ‘Saint Iker’ suddenly kissed his girlfriend on TV after winning the World Cup with Spain in 2010 became a beautiful mark in his career.
The two got married secretly in March 2016, the wedding took place in Madrid without any guests. The couple were married and had two beautiful sons together. However, this admirable marriage could not last, on March 13, 2021, Casillas and Carbonero shared a status line on their personal page to announce their divorce after 11 years of love and life together. . Although “everyone is going their separate ways,” the two are committed to remaining friends and raising their two sons together.
Iker Casillas has had an admirable career. He is known as the solid block of the Spanish team as well as the Real Madrid club. At the height of his career, “Saint Iker” with Real Madrid won 18 major and minor titles. Besides, he is also a very important factor in helping Spain to bring back 3 championships Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
Casillas was voted the best goalkeeper in the world by the World Professional Footballers’ Association for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012.
On August 4, 2020, Iker Casillas officially retired from his playing career. Before that, in April 2019, Casillas suffered a heart attack during a Porto game and was advised by doctors not to continue his career.