A Welsh teen has found fame after a Chelsea soccer star was sent off for appearing to kick him while attempting to retrieve the ball.
But Charlie Morgan, 17, is now facing a barrage of homophobic abuse on Twitter blaming him for Chelsea’s loss against Swansea.
Nicknamed ‘Ballboygate’, and with Chelsea facing the next few games without one of its star players, it prompted a fury on social networking sites.
Among the many homophobic insults hurled directly at the 17-year-old, @The_WhiteMist said: ‘u little fat gay prick. Hope he broke your ribs.’