24th May 2022 - Championship rumours

Blackpool transfer rumours: Seasiders reject ‘low offer’ bid, Fulham open talks with Aston Villa defender

Here are the best from today’s Championship transfer rumours.

Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 9:11 am

Olympic diver Tom Daley has heaped praise on Blackpool forward Jake Daniels after he came out as gay last week.

The 17-year-old became the first active male gay footballer in the UK since Justin Fashanu in 1990 and hailed Daley as one of his inspirations for revealing his sexuality.

Daley has since hailed the teenager for his bravery in an interview with American news website the Daily Beast.

He said: “It’s just incredible.

“I think about what it means for any queer young kids growing up thinking now, ‘maybe I do now have a space in football. Maybe I will get in. Maybe I will be welcomed.’

“It’s not just that the queer community has been so celebratory of it, but the fact of seeing people like Harry Kane speaking out about how amazing it is.

“Straight footballers at the top of the game are commending him and I think for visibility in the sport it’s just incredible. Jake and Josh (Cavallo) are paving the way.

“The fact that Jake came out is a really powerful message to send. It’s so incredibly brave it might encourage people to be brave and more people to come out, able to be themselves.”

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