After active national team ‘coming out’… “Now I’m free”

Czech men’s national team member Jakub Jankto (27, Sparta Prague), who became the first Seongan male national team member to openly reveal that he is gay, said, “I feel free.”

In an interview with Marca, Spain on the 10th 안전놀이터 (Korean time), he confessed that he felt free thanks to coming out.

Looking back on the three weeks before he came out, Jancto said, “The first week was the hardest three weeks. But all the reactions from the Czech Republic, Spain and Italy were good. to focus on, that was my top priority.”

He, who plays for AC Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic on loan from Getafe in Spain, revealed that he is gay through a video posted on Twitter on the 14th of last month.

“Like everyone else, I want to live without fear, without prejudice, without violence and free from love. I am gay and I don’t want to hide myself anymore. “he said.

Prior to his social media confession, Jan Ktow first told his parents and ex-wife that he was gay last year and told his coach and teammates a few months ago.

“I was worried that there would be a negative reaction when I saw that it was the first case in football, but I wanted to be free. I wanted to live like other people. I wanted to see other people with different directions.

“There’s nothing to be afraid of, but that’s the biggest problem. A lot of players and other people are afraid to admit that they don’t like them,” he said. I wish I could,” he said.

Jan Kto remembers when he realized he was gay. “I was young. I was about 14 or 15 years old, but something was different,” he said, “It doesn’t make sense to live like this all my life. You only live once. I made my decision based on the idea that there is a solution to everything. Now I am free.”

After passing through the national team by age group, Jankto has been steadily active as the Czech adult national team since 2017. He has made 45 caps for the Czech national team and 12 for his team, Sparta Prague, this season.

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