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Blackpool forward Jake Daniels shows bottle by announcing he is ...

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Blackpool forward Jake Daniels shows bottle by announcing he is gay

The 17-year-old forward hopes to become a role model for others

Alan Baldwin

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels announced on Monday that he is gay, becoming the first active male British professional soccer player to do so since the late Justin Fashanu in 1990.

The 17-year-old told Sky Sports television his teammates at the second tier Championship club had been supportive of his groundbreaking move and he hoped to become a role model for others.

Daniels said he had been thinking for a long time about how to tell his story, and living a lie had been affecting his mental health...

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