The South Wales police said a 16-year-old boy admitted and apologized for attacking former Wales rugby player Gareth Thomas, who claimed to have been the victim of a homophobic attack in Cardiff .
The previous Wales The rugby captain has posted an emotional video on social media in which he was attacked.
Thomas, who retired from sport in 2011, turned out to be gay in 2009 and has since been an LGBT rights activist.
In one Video posted on his Twitter page On Sunday afternoon, Thomas seemed to have a bruised and bruised face and said he was attacked Saturday night in the Welsh capital.
"This morning I decided to make a positive video … Last night I was a victim of hate crime for my sexuality in my hometown," said Thomas, who played at Cardiff Blues, Bridgend and Toulouse & # 39; s Rugby Union before moving on to the Rugby League Crusaders' team.
"Because I want it to be positive: I would like to thank the police that was involved and allowed me to make amends to the people who did this because I thought they could learn more in this way.
"And also to the people of Cardiff who supported and helped me, because there are many people who want to hurt us, but unfortunately there are many others who want to help us heal, I hope it will be a positive message."
In a statement, police said: "We know that former rugby national Gareth Thomas posted a video on social media due to a hate crime on Friday, November 16, in the heart of The Hayes in Cardiff he had place
"We can confirm that after the accident, a 16-year-old boy has been subjected to compensation for 21:00.
"Respect for justice was accepted at the request of Mr. Thomas and accepted by the teenager who admitted the attack and apologized for his actions."
Jo Stevens, Cardiff's central deputy, said to Thomas's tweet: "I'm very sorry you were exposed to such behavior, Gareth, I wish you a complete recovery and I hope to see you soon."
Neville Southall, the former Welsh national, also supported him. "Sorry, a friend happened, but there are thousands to support you," he wrote. "I like you to focus on the positive, you stay a model, like Top."
In 2010, the Castleford rugby team was fined £ 40,000 after their supporters practiced homophobic abuse for the crusaders on their second appearance in the Super League.
Thomas spoke about homophobia in sports and filmed a documentary on homophobia in football last year on the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK.
He joined the Democratic Damian Collins, chairman of the Committee on Culture and Sports of the Municipalities, in June to draft a bill amending the 1991 football law to explicitly prohibit homophobic abuse in games. The law currently prohibits songs of "indecent or racist nature".
In an interview with the Guardian at the time, he was asked to abuse homophobia on social media. "I built my resistance to be someone who is ready to fight it," he said. "Now I'm not really in an arena where I could be openly abused, where I might feel insecure, I'm less likely to be abused on the street than I was in a football or rugby stadium."