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.

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