Jakub Jankto: Czech footballer turns into first lively worldwide males’s participant to announce he’s homosexual


Czech soccer star Jakub Jankto has turn out to be the primary lively worldwide males’s participant to announce he’s homosexual.

“Like everybody else, I have my strengths, I have my weaknesses; I have a family, I have my friends,” Jankto stated in a video launched on social media Monday.

“I’ve a job, which I’ve been doing it as finest as I can, for years, with seriousness, professionalism and fervour. Like all people else, I additionally need to reside my life in freedom with out fears, with out prejudice, with out violence, however with love.

“I am homosexual, and I no longer want to hide myself.”

The 27-year-old midfielder is at the moment on mortgage at Sparta Prague from Spanish membership Getafe.

The Czechia-based crew posted a press release in help of the participant, writing: “Jakub Jankto spoke brazenly about his sexual orientation with the membership’s administration, coach and teammates a while in the past.

“No further comments. No more questions. You have our support. Live your life, Jakub. Nothing else matters.”

In a present of help, Getafe wrote: “Our maximum respect and unconditional support for our footballer, Jakub Jankto.”

Jankto has performed 45 occasions for his nation since making his debut in 2017, scoring 4 targets.

Footballing organizations additionally expressed their help for Jankto. UEFA, European soccer’s governing physique, wrote: “Well done, Jakub. You’re a true inspiration, and European football is with you!”

Fifpro, the worldwide union for gamers, tweeted: “Live your life, Jakub. Proud.”

Jankto joins Australian participant Josh Cavallo as the one brazenly homosexual top-flight male footballers on the earth. Jake Daniels, an 18-year-old striker for Blackpool in England’s second tier, got here out in May 2022.

Thomas Hitzlsperger, a midfielder who performed for Germany 52 occasions, got here out after retiring.

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