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.

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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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