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Blackpool star Jake Daniels comes out as only current openly gay male footballer in Britain

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Blackpool star Jake Daniels has bravely come out in a TV interview, becoming the only current openly gay male professional footballer in Britain.Daniels, who only made his Blackpool debut earlier this month, made the announcement in an interview with Sky Sports, confirming he had the backing of his club and team-mates.Daniels, 17, joins Josh Cavallo of Australia's Adelaide United as the only current male players who have come out as gay.

Justin Fashanu also came out during his career while players have come out after their playing days had finished including ex-Aston Villa ace Thomas Hitzlsperger and former Hull City youth player Thomas Beattie.Daniels, who signed with Adidas earlier this month, said: "Now is the right time to do it.

I feel like I am ready to tell people my story. I want people to know the real me."I have been thinking for a long time about how I want to do it, when I want to do it.

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