Jakub Jankto is the first Spanish La Liga footballer to publicly express his homosexuality
The footballer of Getafe Jakub Jankto, currently on loan at the spartak prague, has issued a statement on his social networks in which he makes his homosexuality public. “I'm gay and I don't want to hide anymore”. With those words the first coming out of the closet took place this Monday in La Liga spanish football.
"Like any other person, I have my strengths, I have my weaknesses, I have my family and my friends.”, expresses Yankee, of Czech nationality, in a video that has spread on social networks. “I have a job, which I do the best I can, for years, with seriousness, professionalism and passion", Add. And he claims:Like everyone else, I also want live my life in freedom, without fear, without prejudice, without violence, with love".
— Jakub Jankto (@jakubjanktojr) February 13, 2023
The video has received thousands of messages of support
The team he belongs to, the Getafe Football Club, has expressed hismaximum respect and unconditional support" to the player. He Sparta of PragueIn which Yankee plays this season, he has also expressed his support for the footballer. “Jacob He spoke openly with the club about his sexual orientation a while back. Everything else concerns her personal life. No more comments. No more questions”, he explained in a statement, in which he added: “You have our support. Live your life, Jacob. Nothing else matters".
Institutions like The Spanish League, FIFA or the Premier League They have also responded to the publication of Yankee showing your support.
It is not usual to see professional players express their homosexuality in football, an area in which the homophobia it is noticed. In Spain so far no one had done it. In 2021 did the australian Josh cavallo, what did he say: "It's been a long journey to get to this point, but I couldn't be happier with my decision.".