Jake Daniels became the first English footballer to go out to the public since 1990. The 17-year-old opponent in an interview with “Sky Sports” gave the reasons for his brave decision.
The struggle against manifestations of homophobia in English football has been going on for many years. Almost all English Premier League and Football League teams are involved in the measures that end similar practices.
The purpose of these measures, among other things, is to ensure a sense of safety for those players who belong to the LGBTQ+ group, but so far fear official statements. The measures are finally paying off.
There was a historical event. Jake Daniels, a second-tier football player for Blackpool, appeared in the audience. Thus he became the first English professional since Justin Vachan to make a similar decision in 1990.
– This is the time for me to do that. I feel ready to tell people my true story. It’s time for them to really get to know me – He said in an interview with “Sky Sports”.
– I’ve thought about it for a long time, I admit. Finally, I decided that I was ready to be myself, to be free and confident in everything The 17-year-old added.
This season, Jake Daniels made his Blackpool first team debut. In May 2022, he got a chance in a league match against Peterborough.
The Englishman is considered one of the club’s greatest academic talents. The striker scored 30 goals in the 2022/23 season for the under-19 team.
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