Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:44 PM
WillParkinson (16,572 posts)
Freaky: Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets
Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets
Following threatening and anti-gay tweets sent to young British diver Tom Daley, police have said they are currently forced to ‘make it up as they go along’ in Twitter abuse cases, as the 17-year-old behind the original message received anti-gay abuse from the public.
Yesterday, police warned Reece Messer who had initially told Daley on Twitter he had let his late father down after missing out on a medal at one of his Olympic events.
He went on to send increasingly violent and threatening messages on the platform when confronted by other users.
At one point he sent another user a tweet saying: “i’m going to find you and i’m going to drown you in the pool you cocky twat your a nobody people like you make me sick.”
Port Talbot FC midfielder Daniel Thomas was suspended from his club pending an investigation into an anti-gay tweet which appeared on his account directed at the British diver.
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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:51 PM
closeupready (29,393 posts)
1. Tom Daley has a super-hot body; if you are closeted,
it probably makes you horny when you are trying not to be.
Twisted, but this is what the closet does to gay people.