2012 London Olympics: Police Arrest Twitter User After Harassment of Diver Tom Daley
-- July 31, 2012
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LONDON, England, July 31. BRITISH police have arrested a teenage Twitter user after posting disturbing harassing messages to diver Tom Daley on the Internet service according to various news outlets including the BBC. The 17-year-old had posted messages telling Daley he'd let his father down after missing the podium in the men's 10-meter synchronized event. Daley's father, Rob, passed away in May 2011 from brain cancer.
According to the BBC:
Daley responded to the tweet by posting: "After giving it my all...you get idiot's sending me this..."
The user, Rileyy69, later posted a tweet apologising for the comment before the Twitter account was suspended.
He said: "I'm sorry mate i just wanted you to win cause its the olympics I'm just annoyed we didn't win I'm sorry tom accept my apology."
He later added: "please i don't want to be hated I'm just sorry you didn't win i was rooting for you pal to do britain all proud just so upset."
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