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Matt Lucas and Eddie Izzard lead stars supporting Blackpool’s Jake Daniels after he comes out as gay

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Matt Lucas and Eddie Izzard are among the stars supporting Blackpool forward Jake Daniels, who has become the first pro footballer to come out as gay in 32 years.Daniels, 17, became the first male professional player in English football to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990 with his incredible statement.Little Britain star Matt wrote on Twitter: ‘It’s a landmark day in British LGBT history.‘Brilliant, brave @Jake_Daniels11 – a professional Championship footballer with @BlackpoolFC – has come out.

Huge respect to you, Jake, and to your club and teammates for supporting you.’Eddie simply added: ‘I salute you, Jake’.Roman Kemp went on to say: ‘Huge love to Jake Daniels.

What a guy!’ while YouTuber Joe Weller tweeted: ‘Respect to Jake Daniels.’Daniels, who signed his first professional deal with Blackpool in February, made his senior debut for the Championship club earlier this month.It’s a landmark day in British LGBT history.

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