One Direction’s Liam Payne & Louis Tomlinson support Tom Daley after sick tweet sees 17 year old arrested
The stars of One Direction have reached out to offer their support to Olympic hopeful Tom Daley.
The 18 year old reached fourth place in the synchronised diving event with partner Pete Waterfield yesterday but was barraged by a follower on Twitter, who claimed that he had let his late father down by failing to bring home a medal for Great Britain.
Tom’s dad Rob was his biggest supporter and passed away, aged 40, after a battle with cancer last year.
Daley retweeted the message to his fans yesterday. It read:
‘@TomDaley1994 you let your dad down i hope you know that’
‘After giving it my all…you get idiot’s sending me this.’
One Direction star Liam Payne lent his support to the diver, writing:
‘@TomDaley1994 ignore them dikheads mate we all sat and watched you today and we thought u did incredible.’
Louis Tomlinson is also a fan and praised Tom’s talent, tweeting this week:
‘Sat watching @tomdaley1994 ‘s doc on BBC. Very moving, seems a great guy!’
It has since been confirmed that police have arrested the youth responsible for the hateful message and a spokesperson said:
‘A 17-year-old man was arrested by Dorset Police officers in the early hours this morning at a guesthouse in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications.’
‘He is currently helping police with their inquiries.’
Leave your messages of support for Tom below….
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