Jorge Valdano’s reflection on the case of Jakub Jankto: “I take my hat off to him and I’m ashamed of football”


The former footballer Jorge Valdano gave his point of view on Jakub Janktothe Czech player who declared his homosexuality, and he was embarrassed by the football world Since only in 2023, the first cases appear.

Last Monday, the Sparta Prague footballer from the Czech Republic declared himself homosexual and Valdano gave his opinion: “When I hear that statement I am ashamed of soccer. Precisely because it is one of the first cases in 2023, it is to be ashamed. That this has to be an act of bravery these days seems demeaning to football. We have to embarrass all of us who are in football. I take my hat off to him”.

In turn, the man from Rosario recognized the work of women in football in recent times: “The women have given us a real lesson, because they came to football much more unprejudiced than us, and they exercised their freedom from day one.”sentenced the world champion in Mexico 86 with the Argentine National Team.

Other footballers who declared their homosexuality

Jakub Jankto is not the first active professional footballer to openly discuss his sexuality. Previously, in May of last year, English Blackpool striker Jake Daniels has announced that he is gaywhile the Australian Josh Cavallo came out as gay in 2021.

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