A 19-year-old man in Singapore has been handed a nine-month probation order after sending abusive messages – together with demise threats – to Brighton ahead Neal Maupay.
Derek Ng has turn out to be the primary individual exterior the UK to be convicted of sending abusive messages to a Premier League participant.
He was arrested earlier this 12 months, after he was tracked down following a joint investigation by the Premier League and authorities in Singapore.
The league’s on-line abuse system helped monitor down the person after Maupay acquired threatening and abusive messages on Instagram.
He despatched the messages after Maupay scored a last-minute winner as Brighton beat Arsenal final June.
The Premier League launched a web based abuse reporting system in June 2020 so gamers, managers and their households can report once they obtain discriminatory abuse on social media.
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