September 30, 2022
Larry Ryan: How will this Premier League season be remembered?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Everton fans celebrate on the pitch following their sides victory as they avoid relegation after the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on May 19, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Whenever a story like Daniels’ emerges, it brings to mind the marvellous line from Dónal Óg Cusack’s book, attributed to his father, during ‘the chat’ — a chat of concern, some confusion, and no little love.

It’s kind of amazing that, 13 years later, somebody like Daniels talking about who he is still makes big, pioneering news. And terribly sad that abuse is still as likely a consequence.

No doubt Daniels’ bravery will hasten the Premier League’s first such pioneer. And surely some day soon, like the short puckout, this will be no big deal anymore.

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