Port Talbot FC says the tweet to Daley (front) was a ‘misguided prank’ after Thomas left his phone unattended
A Welsh footballer has been suspended after an abusive message was sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley.
Daniel Thomas, 28, will be the subject of an internal investigation into a tweet sent to Daley, Welsh Premier League Port Talbot Town FC says.
It has been reported a homophobic message was sent to Daley’s Twitter page.
Club officials said their player had been the victim of a “misguided prank” after leaving his phone unattended.
The tweet came from the player’s account, which has since been deleted.
In a separate incident earlier this week, a 17-year-old was arrested over a malicious tweet relating to Daley’s late father and was given a warning.
Police said the teenager was given a harassment warning before being bailed pending an investigation into other communications on his Twitter account.
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