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"The barrier of sexuality and identity is lifting!"

Blackpool FC forward Jake Daniels has come out as gay, becoming the only out player currently pla...

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23.54 16 May 2022


"The barrier of sexuality and identity is lifting!"


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Blackpool FC forward Jake Daniels has come out as gay, becoming the only out player currently playing in the top tiers of men’s football in the UK. Blackpool's Jake Daniels said his decision to come out as the UK's only openly gay active male professional footballer was "a massive relief". Speaking to Sky Sports, the 17-year-old said: "Now is the right time to do it.

Sé Sweeney McCabe, from Na Gaeil Aeracha, Ireland's first ever LGBTQ+ Inclusive GAA Team told Kieran the news put a big smile on his face and showed a breakdown of barriers within the sport.

 

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