A Welsh Premier League footballer has been suspended after an abusive message was sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley.
Port Talbot Town FC has confirmed its midfielder Daniel Thomas will be the subject of an internal investigation into a tweet sent to Team GB diver Daley.
Daley, 18, and diving partner Pete Waterfield missed out winning a medal at the 2012 Olympics when they finished fourth in the 10m synchronised dive on Monday.
According to reports, a homophobic message was sent to Daley's Twitter page from the 10DanThomas10 account, which has since been deleted.
It comes following a separate "trolling" incident involving Daley which resulted in the arrest of a teenager.
Police have said that the 17-year old arrested in the Weymouth area this morning, on suspicion of malicious communication has been issued with a harassment warning in connection to tweets to Olympic diver Tom Daley.
In addition to the warning the teenager has been bailed to return to the police station at a later date whilst Dorset Police investigate other communications on his Twitter account.
A spokeswoman for Dorset police gave this statement regarding the arrest of a teenager over the Twitter abuse directed at Olympic diver Tom Daley:
– Dorset police spokeswoman
A 17-year-old man was arrested by Dorset Police officers in the early hours this morning at a guesthouse in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications. He is currently helping police with their inquiries.
Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village Duncan Goodhew, has told Daybreak, that the use of social media to criticise athletes is not acceptable.
He said: "The social media in one sense is fantastic, but turned the wrong way round is very very personal and it destroys people's lives."
Regarding tweets to @tomdaley1994 - 17-year-old man arrested this morning at a guest house in the Weymouth area. Enquiries continue.
Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village Duncan Goodhew has described the comments made by a Twitter troll against diver Tom Daley as "appalling".
Mr Goodhew, a gold and bronze medallist in swimming at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, said:
– Duncan Goodhew, Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village
It is appalling that people behave that way. Becky Adlington, in fact, suffered probably far worse abuse, as well, if you remember the kerfuffle some years ago. I suppose that social media in one sense is fantastic, but turned the wrong way round it is very, very personal and it destroys people's lives. So I think people should be much more careful about what they say.
Regarding tweets to @tomdaley1994 - We are aware of the issue and we are actively looking into it.
Tom Daley has said he is "gutted" to have missed out on an Olympic medal in the 10m synchronised diving today, but has started looking forward to the individual competition:
#gutted so sorry everyone but we tried our best and you can't afford to miss a dive at this standard...bring on individual!
Peter Waterfield has taken to Twitter to apologise to fans for missing out on a medal in the 10m synchronised diving today:
Soz every1 we gave it a good go! Thanks for all ur support it's been amazing, hope we do better in the individual! #gutted