Daniels 'Overwhelmed' by Love and Support

Daniels 'Overwhelmed' by Love and Support

Jake Daniels says he is overwhelmed by the love and support he has received in the days since the teenager became the UK's first active male professional footballer to come out publicly as gay.

On Monday, 17-year-old Daniels told Sky Sports he felt now was the right time to tell his story at the end of a season where he scored more than 30 goals and made his professional debut in the Championship.

The positive response to his announcement has been uplifting for the Blackpool forward, who took to Instagram to express his gratitude.

"I've taken some time away these past few days to digest everything that's happened and collate my thoughts," he posted. "I've been overwhelmed by all the messages of love and support I've received. It's been incredibly touching.

"I just want to say a massive thank you to @blackpoolfc for everything over the past few months - you have been incredible