statement on Blackpool's website. “I’ve known my whole life that I’m gay, and I now feel that I’m ready to come out and be myself.”He added that he’s been inspired by other gay athletes like Australian pro soccer player Josh Cavallo and Olympic diver Tom Daley.“I’ve hated lying my whole life and feeling the need to change to fit in.
I want to be a role model myself by doing this,” Daniels said. “There are people out there in the same space as me that may not feel comfortable revealing their sexuality.
I just want to tell them that you don’t have to change who you are, or how you should be, just to fit in.” In an interview with Sky Sports News, Daniels told the outlet that he thought he had to hide his sexual orientation while pursuing professional soccer.