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Well done Jake Daniels  [message #78342] Tue, 17 May 2022 08:56 Go to next message
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Jake Daniels is a 17-year old professional footballer who has had the guts to come out as gay. Brave and wonderful. He has my utmost respect.

Jake Daniels: Blackpool striker, 17, becomes first active UK male footballer to come out as gay Teenager determined to be a role model -- 'If they think this kid is brave enough to do this, I can too'


Daniels signed his first professional contract with Blackpool this year

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Re: Well done Jake Daniels  [message #78343 is a reply to message #78342] Tue, 17 May 2022 16:06 Go to previous message
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From the news reports I've read, it sounds as though he's getting proper support - from his team-mates, from the club, from Stonewall, and from the Professional Footballers Association, amongst others. I'm delighted to see that!  I'm of an age to remember the appalling treatmant Justin Fashanu recieved once he came out in the 1990s, which I think helped keep many footballers in the last 25-30 years firmly in the closet.

All the best to Jake Daniels - a very brave young man.

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