EPL: Man found guilty over death threats on Brighton striker Maupay
A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty to sending death threats to Premier League footballer Neal Maupay.
Derek Ng De Ren, 19, sent the messages after Maupay’s team Brighton & Hove Albion beat Arsenal last June.
Ng, who faces a fine up to £10,000 or a two-year prison sentence, also sent messages threatening Maupay’s family.
The conviction is the first to be secured following a complaint over player abuse by the Premier League outside of the UK.
Arsenal supporter Ng sent the messages on Instagram after Maupay scored an injury-time winner in a game against the London club.
The game also saw Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno taken off the field on a stretcher following a challenge by Maupay.