Jakub Jankto, a Czech footballer, has become the first active international men’s player to publicly announce that he is gay. The 25-year-old midfielder made the announcement in an interview with a Czech sports website, saying that he wanted to live his life honestly and be true to himself. Jankto’s decision has been welcomed by the gay community, who have praised his courage and hope that it will inspire other gay players to come out. This is a significant step towards greater acceptance and inclusivity in football, and Jankto’s bravery is sure to set an example for players all around the world.