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Williamson to wear OneLove armband to support Jankto

Leah Williamson says she will wear the OneLove armband during this month's Arnold Clark Cup to show support for Jakub Jankto, who this week became the highest-profile male footballer to come out as gay.

Jankto, a Czech Republic international midfielder who is on loan at Sparta Prague from Spanish club Getafe, made the announcement in a social media post on Tuesday, saying: "I no longer want to hide myself."

Williamson says showing solidarity with the 27-year-old is a primary reason for wearing the armband, explaining: "We're never shy in saying what we stand for.

"We're a squad that promotes inclusivity and equality. We obviously have a number of people that feel very strongly about it and I think it's not even a question for us.

"You've just seen another men's player step out and be as brave as they can be and potentially change their whole life. They don't know what's coming so to stand in solidarity with that is important to us.

"It's something we've always done and it's something we'll continue to do. We're not just impacting football, we're trying to have a positive impact on society.

"I think Jakub was a main factor, but as always we stand against discrimination of any form. We want to eradicate discrimination from the game and this is a positive message to anyone that disagrees that football is a place for everybody

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