A PRESTON North End supporter has stressed his enduring hatred of Blackpool FC has nothing to do with its pioneering out gay player.
Die-hard Lilywhites fan Wayne Hayes backs Jake Daniels coming out, and is going out of his way to tell people it is unrelated to his continued loathing of his club’s Lancashire rivals.
Hayes said: “A 17-year-old coming out and single-handedly becoming the face of the LGBT community in UK football is undeniably impressive. It’s hardly my fault he plays for scum.
“My contempt for Blackpool goes back generations, and it’ll take more than a striker embracing his true identity to bridge that divide. I hate everything about the bastard Donkey Lashers, apart from the one minor issue of one player’s sexual orientation.
“I’ll still shower the players with an abusive chant come the next heated M55 derby, but I’ll wave a little Pride flag while I sing it so Jake knows I’m on his side off the pitch. But f**k him when he’s on it.
“We football fans can be a surprisingly progressive bunch once we put our tribal differences aside. He’ll be welcomed with open arms. As long as the prick doesn’t f**king score.”