Blackpool striker reveals he is gay as he becomes first footballer to come out since Justin Fashanu

A BLACKPOOL footballer has today opened up about his “massive relief” after revealing he is gay.

Striker Jake Daniels is the first professional footballer to come out since Justin Fashanu.


Jake Daniels of Blackpool has come out as gayCredit: Mark Cosgrove/News Images

He has been given the full backing of teammates and officials at his Championship club.

He told Sky Sports: “Now is the right time to do it. I feel like I am ready to tell people my story. I want people to know the real me.

“I have been thinking for a long time about how I want to do it, when I want to do it. I know now is…

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