Blackpool defender Marvin Ekpiteta has publicly apologised for past homophobic posts he made, explaining he supports his teammate Jake Daniels, and his views have changed.
Ekpiteta’s apology follows the recent news of Blackpool teammate Jake Daniels, who came out in an interview with Sky Sports this week, making him the first active professional male footballer in the UK to come out since Justin Fashanu in 1990.
“I want to wholeheartedly apologise for the offensive and completely inappropriate language I used, and for the sentiments I expressed….”
“Yesterday, I was proud of Jake and all involved at Blackpool FC for what is a hugely positive moment for football as a whole.”
“Football needs to be a place where everyone can feel free to be true to themselves, and I am upset that the comments I previously made suggest otherwise.
“I take full responsibility for these posts, and I am sorry.”
— Marvin Ekpiteta (@Big_Marvv) May 17, 2022