London Olympics 2012: Tom Daley exposes Twitter troll – Telegraph
The Team GB diver posted a message to his 600,000 followers on Twitter saying that after “giving it my all” in the men’s synchronised 10m platform diving event, in which he finished fourth, he had “idiots” sending him abuse.
He then highlighted a message from a user on the social networking service with the handle Rileyy69, who wrote to Daley: “You let your dad down i hope you know that.”
In subsequent messages “Riley Junior” accused the 18-year-old star of being “over hyped” and claimed he had “let us all down”.
But after the teenage troll became one of the most talked-about topics on Twitter, he sent a series of apologies to Daley and claimed he had not realised that his father, Rob, had died last year.
He wrote: “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.