Iker Casillas, the Real Madrid legend and Spain’s World Cup-winning captain, has clarified his “I’m gay” tweet, saying that his Twitter account was hacked. In a fresh tweet posted by the legendary footballer, he said, “Cuenta hackeada. Por suerte todo en orden. Disculpas a todos mis followers. Y por supuesto, más disculpas a la comunidad LGTB”, which translates into, “Hacked account. Luckily everything in order. Apologies to all my followers. And of course, more apologies to the LGBT community. “

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Social media was sent into a frenzy after the initial tweet of the legendary goalkeeper, in which he said, “Espero que me respeten: soy gay”, which translates into, “I hope you respect me: I’m gay”. While some were of the opinion that it was a joke, other speculated that it might be a part of an ad campaign. All speculations were laid to rest once Casillas confirmed that his account was hacked.

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Carles Puyol, Casillas’ Spain teammate and former captain of Barcelona, replied to the tweet, “Es el momento de contar lo nuestro, Iker”, which translates into, “It’s time to tell our story, Iker”, followed by two emojis.

The three-time Champions League winner has been involved in widely publicised romantic relationships with women. He was romantically involved with Eva Gonzalez, a Spanish actress, from the period between 2004 to 2008. 

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Casillas is also the father of two sons, namely, Martin and Lucas, with his former wife, Sara Carbonero. The couple were together from 2009 to 2021, and were married in 2015. 

After his historic stint with Real Madrid, in which Casillas won five La Liga titles, four Spanish Super Cups, and two Copa Del Rey titles, he moved on to Portugal to ply his trade with Porto. He officially retired from football on August 4, 2020.