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Gary Lineker says Jake Daniels coming out as gay will open floodgates for "many others"

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Gary Lineker says openly gay footballer Jake Daniels’ decision to come out will pave the way for "many others."The Match Of The Day host said the brave Blackpool FC star has laid a "path many others will follow." Lineker, 61, who scored 48 goals in 80 matches for England, said: "I think he will be massively accepted.""Not just in his own dressing room but players he plays against.

I think, overall, dressing rooms wouldn't think about it." Lineker said he believes Daniels' announcement "shouldn't be significant" and football should have "passed this watershed moment a long time ago."The 17-year-old striker has been hailed an "inspiration" after becoming the first active male UK professional footballer to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.In 2013 former Leeds player Robbie Rodgers revealed he was gay shortly after retiring before returning to play for LA Galaxy in the MLS.

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