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Prince William hopes Jake Daniels coming out ‘gives others confidence to do the same’

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Prince William tweeted that he hoped it would give other people the confidence to be open about their own sexuality. Yesterday, the 17-year-old Blackpool forward became the first male professional footballer in England to come out as gay in 32 years, in an interview with Sky.He made his senior debut for the club last month and decided it was the right time to speak publicly about his orientation. ‘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,’ he said. President of the FA William said today: ‘Football should be a game for everyone.‘What Jake has done takes courage and will hopefully help break down barriers that have no place in our society.‘I hope his decision to speak openly gives others the confidence to do the same.’In the interview broadcast yesterday, Mr Daniels said: ‘I can’t really put a date on it, but I was probably five or six years old when I knew I was gay.

So it’s been a long time that I have been living with the lie.Football should be a game for everyone. What Jake has done takes courage and will hopefully help break down barriers that have no place in our society.I hope his decision to speak openly gives others the confidence to do the same.

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