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Tom Delay was sent a homophobic tweet by a Port Talbot football player who has now been suspended. Olympic diver Daley was also subjected to Twitter abuse by a teenager calling himself Rily69 who has since been arrested.

Daniel Thomas, a football player for Welsh club Port Talbot Town FC, is being investigated for a rude Twitter post about Daley and his diving partner Pete Waterfield.

Daley appears to have been subjected to a barrage of rude tweets after he came fourth and missed out winning a medal at the 2012 Olympics in the 10m synchronised dive on Monday.

Among the hate-tweeting was this offering from Thomas:

Port Talbot FC officials are claiming that their player was the subject of a prank after he left his phone lying unattended. However, Thomas has been suspended.

A club spokesman said: "Port Talbot Town Football Club can confirm Daniel Thomas has been suspended from all involvement with the club until we have carried out a full internal investigation.

"We were made aware to an offensive comment appearing on the Twitter feed of one of our players.”

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old whose Twitter name was Riley69 was arrested over a malicious tweet relating to the death of Daley’s father.

The teenager has been given a harassment warning and was bailed pending an investigation into other communications on his Twitter account.

Both the 10DanThomas10 and the Riley69 Twitter accounts have now been deleted.



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