Tom Daley Threatened by Moronic Twitter User, Arrest Made

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Perhaps they should just ban Twitter use at the Olympics...

First, Greek athlete Voula Papachristou was thrown out of the Games by her native country after posting an inappropriate message about African-Americans.

Then, Michel Morganella was given the boot from the Swiss Soccer team after Tweeting that he wants to punch and burn opponents form South Korea.

Now, British diver Tom Daley is at the center of a social media scandal, though this time the athlete is the victim.

Tom Daley Picture

Some complete moron responded to Daley's fourth-place finish in synchronized diving on Monday by saying the 18-year old let his father down by not earning a spot on the medal stand. 

The Olympian's dad died of brain cancer last year.

A subsequent Tweet from the same user said he was going to "find" Daley and "drown" him in the pool, which caught the attention of local police. They have reportedly arrested a 17-year old "on suspicion of malicious communications" in relation to his Twitter posts.

In England, Tweeting messages believed to be menacing, offensive or indecent can lead to prosecution. That may violate the First Amendment in the U.S., but would anyone really object if some idiot such as this is thrown in jail?

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