April 23, 2009
Reports: Olympics diving hopeful bullied
British teen Tom Daley, an Olympics diving hopeful, has been the target of taunts by bullies, two London newspapers reported Thursday.
The Daily Telegraph reported Rob Daley, the father of the 14-year-old diver, is considering removing his son from Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth because of constant jibes and
childish name-calling and antics of his fellow pupils.
Speedo boyand that bullies have threatened to
break his legs.
Tom Daley has been kept away from school this week and did not attend two days before the Easter break because his father felt the bullying might affect his form at the FINA World Series competition in Sheffield.
Although Tom had not said anything, I could tell by his somber mood when he came home from school over the past few months that something was wrong, the boy's father said.