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Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay on historic day for English football
Rob McCarthy 16 May 2022

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay on historic day for English football

The 17-year-old Blackpool forward released a statement via his club on Monday afternoon and has been applauded for his decision to do so

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About Blackpool

Founded in 1887 Blackpool FC, who are currently playing in the Championship have been based at their present Bloomfield Road home since 1901. The club's greatest success was in the 1952/53 FA Cup in which they beat Bolton 4-3 thanks largely to the incredible performance of their legendary winger Sir Stanley Matthews. Despite their limited success Blackpool do hold the record of having been promoted from all the leagues of the football pyramid via the playoffs, a feat that has won them six play-off trophies.

Currently managed by Neil Critchley the team is skippered by Welsh goalkeeper Chris Maxwell. Other notable names in the squad include veterans James Husband and Gary Madine and striker Keshi Anderson. Other big names who have associations with the club include the previously mentioned Stanley Matthews who was a Blackpool player when he was the inaugural winner of the Ballon d'Or in 1956. Manager Ian Holloway who led the team to the Premier League is another big name fondly associated with the club.

Nicknamed The Tangerines due to their vivid orange kit, the team are sometimes also referred to as The Seasiders or The 'Pool. They are owner by businessman Simon Sadler who purchased the club when it was in receivership in 2019.

Ground:
Bloomfield Road
Capacity:
16616