Czech Republic soccer participant Jakub Jankto introduced on Monday that he’s homosexual.
The 27-year-old midfielder made the announcement on Instagram, telling followers that “I now not wish to disguise myself.”
“Like everyone else, I’ve my strengths, I’ve my weaknesses, I’ve my household, I’ve my associates,” Jankto said. “I’ve a job which I’ve been doing it as greatest as I can for years with seriousness, professionalism and fervour.
“Like everyone else I additionally wish to reside my life in freedom with out prejudice, with out violence. However with love. I’m gay, and I now not wish to disguise myself.”
Jankto performs for his residence nation’s Sparta Prague on mortgage from La Liga’s Getafe. Sparta Prague launched an announcement on Twitter in assist on Jankto.
“Jakub Jankto spoke brazenly about his sexual orientation with the membership’s administration, coach and teammates a while in the past,” the statement reads. “Every part else considerations his private life. No additional feedback. No extra questions. You might have our assist. Reside your life, Jakub.”
Getafe additionally launched an announcement of assist.
“Our utmost respect and unconditional assist to our footballer Jakub Jankto,” the statement reads.
Along with his skilled groups, Jankto additionally performs for the Czech Republic’s nationwide workforce. He beforehand performed in Italy’s Seria A for Sampdoria and Udinese.
Australia’s Josh Cavallo got here out in 2021 as the primary man in top-tier worldwide soccer to announce that he is homosexual. Jankto is the second. British participant Jake Daniels introduced in 2022 that he is homosexual. He performs for second-tier workforce Blackpool FC. He was the primary participant from the UK since Justin Fashanu in 1990 to announce that he is homosexual.