Jake Daniels becomes first UK male footballer to come out as gay since 1990

Blackpool forward describes ‘massive relief’ after statementFirst active UK male player to come out since Justin FashanuThe Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has ended decades of silence within men’s football to become the first player in the UK to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.Daniels only made his senior debut for the club earlier this month, but the 17-year-old says he is ready to act as a role model for others in the game after deciding “the time is right to be myself, be free and be confident” in his identity.

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