Czech Republic’s Jakub Jankto coming out ‘will inspire people in the game’ | Football

Jakub Jankto’s coming out video had been watched a million times on Twitter within four hours of being uploaded. On Instagram it received 100,000 likes in the same period. Every organising body, from the Premier League to Fifa, and clubs across the world issued statements of solidarity. Jankto is a Czech international footballer who has played in La Liga and Serie A and is in the peak years of his career. How much of a transformative moment could his story be for LGBTQ+ representation in men’s football?

“No doubt it will inspire people across the game,” says Jon Holmes, the founder…


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