Police are investigating a homophobic tweet directed towards rugby official Nigel Owens, who officiated England’s final Six Nations fixture vs. France on Saturday, after the clash at Twickenham.
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The tweet, sent from the account @edrydjames, read: “Your a gay c*** awful performance against france tonight, how did england top Wales?”
The post did not go unnoticed by Owens who made certain of singling out the disgraced individual, replying: “You want me to report this homophobic tweet do you?”.
The ‘tweeter’ at question, however, denied that he was at fault, claiming his mobile phone had been stolen, and someone had posted the message without his consent.
South Wales Police, nonetheless, have confirmed that an investigation is underway.
A spokesperson said: “Dyfed Powys Police have launched an investigation into alleged homophobic remarks posted on Twitter which were directed towards rugby referee Nigel Owens, following his refereeing of the England v France rugby international at Twickenham on Saturday,” as quoted by the Daily Star.
“This follows a number of complaints made by members of the public. The Tweet concerned has now been removed from the page. The investigation is at an early stage.”
— South Wales Police (@swpolice) March 21, 2015