Is Jake Daniels Gay- Blackpool forward Jake Daniels said he has received “amazing support” from his teammates after telling them about his sexuality.
He is one of the first professional player in British men’s football to come out publicly since Justin Fashanu.
In an interview with Sky Sports News, he said he felt ready to “be myself” after “such a long time of lying” about who he is.
The striker said he originally felt the need to hide his sexuality to become a professional footballer and wait until he was retired to come out.
“But I just knew that was just such a long time of just lying and not being able to have what I want.” He spoke.
Blackpool’s hot prospect, who has scored 30 goals for the under-19s this season, signed a professional contract with the club in February.
He made his debut earlier this month on the last day of the season, and played a major role in the team’s run to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup, that score against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.