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Famous footballer caught up in homophobic saga

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Famous footballer caught up in a homophobic saga, forced to apologise

Famous footballer and former Real Madrid goalie, Iker Casillas has been caught up in an online homophobic saga.

Casillas has been forced to apologise after a post on his Twitter account read, “I hope you respect me: I’m gay”.

Shortly after, his former Spain teammate, Carlos Puyol, replied “it’s time to tell our story.”

The entire thread was was live for more than an hour before being deleted.

In an open apology, Casillas claimed his account was hacked.

“Hacked account,” the tweet said. “Luckily everything in order. Apologies to all my followers. And of course, more apologies to the LGBT community.”

Puyol also posted an apology for what he called a “clumsy joke.”

The tweet reads, “I have made a mistake. Sorry for a clumsy joke which had no bad intentions but was totally out of place. I understand that it may have hurt those sensitive. All my respect and support for the LGTBIQA+ community.”

Before the post was removed, Adelaide United player Josh Cavallo, who came out as gay last October, criticised the incident.

“Joking and making fun out of coming out in football is disappointing,” he said.

He added, “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.”

Casillas and Puyol played on opposite sides of El Clasico as Real Madrid and Barcelona captains, respectively. But the two were regularly teammates in the Spanish national team.

They are both now retired.

 

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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