Sparta Prague and Czech Republic midfielder, Jakub Jankto, 27, has officially come out as gay in a heartwarming video.
The footballer released the news on social media via Twitter earlier on and has already received tons of support in wake of his announcement.
He is currently the highest-profile football player to come out as gay since Josh Cavallo of Adelaide United and Jake Daniels of Blackpool.
“Hi, I’m Jakub Jankto. Like everybody else, I have my strengths. I have my weaknesses. I have a family. I have my friends. I have a job which I have been doing it as best as I can, for years, with seriousness, professionalism and passion.
“Like everybody else, I also want to live my life in freedom. Without fears. Without prejudice. Without violence. BUT with love. “I am homosexual and I no longer want to hide myself.”
Former Udinese and Sampdoria midfielder Jakub Jankto has come out as gay, in what could be a big turning point for so many in men’s football who feel the need to hide a big part of themselves. 👏💙— Total Italian Football (@SerieATotal) February 13, 2023
Well done, Jakub.
A very brave move from the midfielder, he should receive lots of love and support!