SPAIN and Actual Madrid legend Iker Casillas has tweeted that he’s homosexual.
The World Cup-winning former goalkeeper appeared to come back out, tweeting: “I hope you respect me: I am homosexual.”
It comes somewhat over a 12 months after he cut up from his spouse.
The retired goalie and presenter and mannequin Sara Carbonero admitted their love had “taken separate paths” again in March 2021 however stated they might stay near proceed the “marvellous job” of elevating their two kids.
Casillas was instantly flooded with messages of assist, together with former Spain team-mate Carles Puyol who replied: “It is time to inform our story, Iker.” together with a coronary heart and kiss emoji.
He instructed followers by way of his Twitter account however didn’t put the identical message on his Instagram or Fb pages.
Following the tweet, he isn’t additional addressed the remark.
However reviews in Spain declare it’s only a response to rife journal rumours about his post-divorce relationship life
Casillas’ submit comes simply days after he furiously shut down rumours linking him romantically with Shakira – who herself just lately cut up from footballer accomplice Gerard Pique.
Casillas and his former spouse famously kissed on air throughout a post-match interview after Spain gained the World Cup and have helped one another by way of severe well being scares throughout their five-year marriage.
Former Spanish worldwide Casillas, who needed to stop soccer after a coronary heart assault, stated in an emotional Instagram submit on the time: “Each Sara and I really feel enormously pleased with the household we’re and of getting shared a love that has crammed us with happiness throughout all our years collectively.
“At present our love as a pair takes totally different however not distant paths since we’ll proceed collectively within the marvellous job of constant to be devoted mother and father as we’ve got been up till now.
“This can be a well-considered choice which we’ve got taken by way of mutual settlement.”
The 41-year-old, father to Martin, 9, and Lucas, six, with Sara, added: “The respect, affection and friendship will stay for ever.
“Our precedence is, by way of affection and compromise, to share the wellbeing and training of our kids and shield them so that they develop in a steady and wholesome atmosphere.
“With these phrases we ask you please to respect our privateness on this second of change.
“These would be the solely public phrases we problem in the intervening time and sooner or later.
“Many thanks to your understanding.”
The identically-worded statements had been posted alongside a photograph of the couple in happier instances, displaying Sara together with her arm spherical Iker’s neck as he touched her hand.
Casillas got here by way of the academy at Actual Madrid and spent 25 years with the membership, making 725 first-team appearances.
He gained 5 LaLiga crowns and three Champions League, captaining the facet earlier than leaving in 2015 to hitch Porto – the place he spent the ultimate 4 seasons of his profession.
The 167-cap Spain worldwide additionally loved enormous success for his nation because the undisputed No1 throughout their golden era that gained Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup after which Euro 2012 as captain.
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