Teen in Singapore admits to sending death threats to Premier League footballer Neal Maupay
- Updated: June 2, 2021
SINGAPORE: A Singaporean teen on Wednesday (Jun 2) admitted to harassing English Premier League footballer Neal Maupay by threatening to kill the Brighton & Hove Albion forward and his family in online messages sent last year.
Derek Ng De Ren, 19, was in Singapore when he sent the threats to Maupay via Instagram direct message, according to court documents.
The court heard that Ng was a junior college student and watched the game between Arsenal and Brighton on television around 10pm on Jun 20 last year, TODAY reported.
The messages, sent on four occasions, came after Ng was upset that Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno suffered a serious knee injury following a tackle by French national Maupay during the game and was stretchered off the pitch. Arsenal went on to lose 2-1.
Ng pleaded guilty to two charges under the Protection from Harassment Act, while two other charges will be taken into consideration during sentencing on Jul 7, according to TODAY.