De Gea & Man United Send Message To 17-Year-Old Blackpool Star Who Came Out Openly As Gay Male Footballer

Blackpool’s Jake Daniels has become the first openly gay male footballer in the United Kingdom after publicly coming out.

The 17-year-old has received a lot of support from teams and players for making the step, including from Man United.

The Red Devils’ official Twitter account tweeted to him: “We’re proud of you, Jake. You’re an inspiration to us and many others.”

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David de Gea also sent a message to Daniels, tweeting: “Amazing courage and bravery Jake.”

Daniels has become the first professional British footballer to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu did it back in 1990.

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