Trolls - the types who socially send hateful messages and pick fights. Well, if you’ve ever experienced a troll, you will love what happened today - and more importantly, how British Olympic diver Tom Daley’s fans had his back.
After not medaling in the men’s synchronized diving championships - Daley started receiving vile tweets from @Rileyy_69, one that references Daley’s late father:
Daley’s father, whom he credits as his inspirtation, died of a brain tumor last year.
So, Daley decided to respond to this troll:
The troll’s giggles didn’t last long.
Within minutes, the hate from nearly 22,000 Daley fans heated up, leading to an uprising and started the hashtag, “#GetRileyy_69Banned.”
Even The Sky News reported it.
When @Rileyy_69 realized he had become the most hated troll on Twitter today, he put his tail between his legs and apologized for this cybernated slop:
Isn’t that funny?
Tom Daley used Twitter to thank his fans for having his back over this hateful heckler:
It was great to see Tom Daley use Twitter to trounce a troll and an excellent example of what fans will do when you’ve fostered motivated relationships, socially.