After Yesterday’s (Monday 30th July 2012) slightly unsuccessful Synchronised Diving at the Olympic Games, Tom Daley was subjected to a barrage of abuse on micro blogging site Twitter by an obnoxious user.
(Warning: Images and Tweets below may be highly offensive, if offended do not continue to read, they contain the “C” word and obscene images.)
The user in question, Rileyy_69, sent a mammoth amount of abuse to Daley, 18, personally on his account, mocking the death of his late father in a calculated and pre-determined attack.
Daley was notably upset, where users of the site complained calling for the user to be banned, sparking a mass trending of topic. Even a Twit petition was launched.
Tom’s father passed away of a brain tumour last year. Riley after receiving messages from users upset with his behaviour claimed he was not aware of the death, in order to backtrack.
Riley has sent some bitter tweets to another user, one said to be highly engulfed in a Twitter war, where abuse and death threats are sent constantly.
One YouTube clip has also shown the levels of ferocity and hatred in one’s self. The Video, with extreme hatred involved, has since been deleted from the site. Sorry about that.
Tweeters are asking the government to take action and lock this “vile fiend” up as is a threat to society , picking on anyone who disagrees, users claim.
Sky News also picked up the story within hours of the abuse beginning.
Riley threated to sue them for reporting it. Various sites and ITV news, also reported the story.
Riley, while in his feud with the other user @_OllyRiley even tweeted naked pictures of his adversary’s genitalia, mocking him and claiming he was a “bigger” man than him, and also threatened to kill him.
Most claim the user sought to bump up his follower account while having no respect for anyone else.
The 17 year old, real name found on his Facebook and other Twitter accounts, Reece Sonny James, has been arrested by police instantly. Dorset police stated – “He is helping police with their inquiries.” Some ask for a tougher sentence with death threats and seeking to “hunt you down” to users.