Singaporean teenager gets probation over sending death threats to EPL football player

A Singaporean teenager gets a nine-month probation with 40 hours of community service over sending death threats to the French footballer Neal Maupay on Instagram following his match on English Premier League.

According to the court documents, the 19-year-old Derek Ng De Ren has sent several death threats through Instagram’s direct message to the EPL footballer last year from the South-east Asian city-state.

Derek Ng De Ren was enraged after he watched the incident on television where Maupay collided with the Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno during a match in June last year which sent the goalkeeper on a stretcher and off the game in the first half.

Brighton’s forward then scored the winning goal afterwards in a critical victory for the bottom of the table team.