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Gay footballer Jake Daniels calls Jordan Henderson's Saudi Arabia transfer a "slap in the face"

In a recent interview with BBC’s Newsbeat, England’s only openly gay footballer, Jake Daniels, referred to Jordan Henderson’s move to join Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ettifaq Football Club as a “slap in the face”.The comment comes after Henderson was heavily criticised by fans and footballers alike for his transfer to Saudi Arabia, where same-sex sexual activity is illegal. The transfer came in July, alongside a hefty £12 million paycheck through a £700,000-a-week deal, but the player has continually insisted that the decision was not financially motivated.

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Jordan officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and the east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a 26-kilometre (16 mi) coastline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.