Jack Grealish has actually applauded Blackpool starlet Jake Daniels over his choice to come out as gay.
Daniels ended up being the very first expert footballer in more than thirty years to make his sexuality public.
It is a brave choice from the 17-year-old, particularly offered the troubles suffered by the late Justin Fashanu, who later on devoted suicide.
We like to believe society has actually enhanced substantially ever since, however previously, no other expert gamer in the English video game has actually felt safe enough to come out.
Statistically, it’s nearly specific there are gay gamers, however a lot of will feel more secure, in the actual and profession senses, to keep their sexuality.
That is not how it needs to be, nevertheless, and Daniels has actually taken the brave choice to blaze a trail, and without having the safeguard of being a first-team routine.
It’s hoped others can now feel safe sufficient to do the same, and in the meantime, Manchester City star Jack Grealish has actually applauded Daniels for his guts.
“There’s a lot of courage, and to be honest with you, I don’t think there is anyone who disagrees with that,” the midfielder informed Sky Sports.
“it’s absolutely brilliant, and it’s a massive step forward.
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“I saw before that there was a guy in Australia, in the A League, and i hope that pushed Jake Daniels to think ‘do you know what? I can as well’.
“And fingers crossed for everyone, because I believe it can be a big step forward because football is for absolutely everyone.”