Jakub Jancto came out and featured for Sparta Prague where he was on loan from the Spaniards Getafe. This statement became widespread – the Czech was the first active professional football player who informed the public about his orientation.
After the player’s statement was announced, Sparta Prague publicly supported him, as well as his ex-wife Marketa Ottomanska, from whom he separated in 2021.. During their relationship, the couple had a son.
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It’s been 8 months since Janktu came out. At that time, the Czech footballer changed club colors and moved to the Italian club League Cagliari. Yankto claims that although he faced a lot of hate on social media after making his statement, following his move to Italy before the start of the 2022/2023 season, he received full acceptance from his new club.
Yankto was also positively surprised by the reaction from the opposing team’s fans. The Czech claims that because of his orientation, he has never been the target of harassment in Italian stadiums.
Jakub Jankto is a full-time representative of the Czech Republic. He played for our southern neighbors 45 times, including: in the 2021 European Championship, where the Czech Republic reached the quarter-finals. He played his last match for the national team in June last year. As he told the BBC, his goal is to return to the national team.
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