Blackpool’s Jake Daniels, 17, is first active male pro footballer in England to come out as gay

Blackpool FC’s Jake Daniels has come out as gay in a televised interview today, becoming Britain’s only openly gay professional player.

It was claimed yesterday that the 17-year-old wanted to come out in a bid to tackle the scourge of homophobia in the sport.

The player was reportedly ‘very relaxed’ about his sexuality and has the full backing of his team-mates and Championship club. 

He was said to be ‘keen to break the stigma’ and becomes the only out gay male professional player in the country, and the second in the world. 

The last British pro to come out was Justin Fashanu in 1990,…

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