Lucy Bronze thinks the response to the tweet from Iker Casillas’ official account saying “I hope you respect me – I am homosexual” exhibits that extra schooling is required on the topic.
The previous Actual Madrid and Spain goalkeeper has apologized to the LGBT group, saying his account was hacked, however Sunday’s submit gained traction on social media and had greater than 100,000 likes likes when it was deleted.
Among the many hundreds of replies was one from former Spain team-mate Casillas and ex-Barcelona defender Carles Puyol’s verified account, which learn: “It is time to inform our story, Iker.”
Puyol additionally later apologized, saying it was a “clumsy joke”, however the pair of tweets had been criticized and Bronze additionally believes that a part of the response to the posts was ” not regular”.
In comparison with males’s soccer, there are a selection of brazenly homosexual gamers in girls’s soccer, and Bronze needs social media to be extra welcoming to conversations concerning the topic.
“Clearly at first no one actually knew it was a joke,” mentioned the England worldwide.
“As a result of the response was not regular, whether or not it was social media, followers, individuals commenting – whether or not it was a joke or not, I do not know Casillas so I do not know.
It exhibits that there’s nonetheless plenty of schooling and nonetheless plenty of dialog available to make the world and the world of social media a greater and extra comfy place.Lucia Bronze
“I do not know the ins and outs, however I feel it exhibits there’s nonetheless plenty of schooling and nonetheless plenty of conversations available to make the world and the world of social media a greater and extra comfy place. to open. conversations after they’re actual and after they’re not.
Bronze, who signed for Barcelona in June, is on the verge of his a hundredth England cap and will attain the milestone on Tuesday when the European champions welcome the Czech Republic to Brighton.
It is a feat the previous Manchester Metropolis, Lyon and Liverpool defender by no means thought she’d obtain on account of damage.
“I used to be informed at 20 that I would not play after 27, and I am 30 so I am not doing too badly,” she mentioned.
“I feel that is why I by no means set 100 caps as my goal for England, I simply needed to play as a lot as doable. However yeah, I assume I simply needed to work onerous to be targeted, do every part correctly and hoping for the very best, and clearly I’ve had a reasonably profitable profession doing the issues that I’ve carried out and my knee accidents have’ held me again an excessive amount of.
“I assume that is half and parcel of the sport, the accidents. It occurs to all high gamers and all gamers who play.
“It occurred in England – you get hit with accidents, that is a part of it and the way you overcome that and the way you utilize that as motivation I assume.”