A gay hate tweet from 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

Daniel Thomas, a semi-professional midfielder with Port Talbot FC, has now been has arrested following a homophobic tweet. But he insists he didn’t send it. He 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 winning a medal.

User Rileyy69 said: “You let your dad down i hope you know that.”

Daley responded by tweeting: “After giving it my all… you get idiots sending me this.”

He’s 18.

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A gay hate tweet from 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 Daniel Thomas, a semi-professional midfielder...