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Welsh Premier League footballer cleared of Tom Daley abuse

Welsh PL footballer cleared of Daley abuse
A Welsh Premier League footballer has been cleared of abusing Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.

A Welsh Premier League footballer has been cleared of abusing Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.

Daniel Thomas of Port Talbot FC tweeted a homophobic message after Daley and diving partner Pete Waterfield failed to win a medal at this summer's Olympics, leading to his arrest.

Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions, said that the footballer's message was "not so grossly offensive that criminal charges need to be brought".

"This was, in essence, a one-off offensive Twitter message, intended for family and friends, which made its way into the public domain," said Starmer.

"It was not intended to reach Mr Daley or Mr Waterfield, it was not part of a campaign, it was not intended to incite others and Mr Thomas removed it reasonably swiftly and has expressed remorse.

"Before reaching a final decision in this case, Mr Daley and Mr Waterfield were consulted by the CPS and both indicated that they did not think this case needed a prosecution."

Meanwhile, Daley has recently revealed his intention to go to University.

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