A rude tweet from the account of Welsh footballer Daniel Thomas suggested British swimmers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield were HIV+ lovers.
“If there is any consolation for finishing fourth at least Daley and Waterfield can go and bum each other #teamHIV,” was tweeted from Thomas’s account, @10danthomas10,
The message compounded the misery of Daley and Waterfield, who narrowly missed nabbing an Olympic medal on Monday. But Thomas, a midfielder for Port Talbot FC says he left his phone unattended and the message was sent by someone else.
Management of Port Talbot FC issued a statement saying, “both the player and club wish to apologise unreservedly to those offended and in no way condone such views.” In the meantime, Thomas’ twitter account has been suspended.
Other cruel tweets have suggested Daley let down his father, who died of brain cancer last year, by not placing. And a teenager in Weymouth was arrested after threatening to drown the 18-year-old swimmer.
Aren’t the Olympics supposed to bring people together in peace and harmony?