Cops are identifying two teenagers who are said to have made death threats to footy star Mitchell Moses – and forced him through a secret tunnel guarded by riot police
- Men aged 15 and 16 approached by police in Greenacre, south west Sydney
- Alleged threat was directed at and passed on to a member of Moses’ family
- Police monitored the crowd for signs of trouble during Friday night’s game
NSW Police have identified two teenagers who allegedly made death threats against Parramatta Eels star Mitchell Moses before the team’s clash with the Warriors on Friday night.
Moses was forced to enter CommBank Stadium through a secret tunnel while being escorted by riot police officers after facing the alleged threats.
A statement from NSW Police confirmed the turn of events on Tuesday.
“On Sunday 10 July 2022, NSW Police launched an investigation after receiving reports of alleged threats against a 27-year-old man,” the statement said.
Moses could have been forgiven for not fully concentrating on Friday night’s game against the Warriors (pictured) after receiving alleged death threats
“On Monday, July 18, detectives from the North Shore Police Area Command visited Greenacre and spoke to two men, ages 15 and 16.
“They are both being treated under the Young Offenders Act for using a ride-hailing service to threaten, harass or offend.”
It was reported that the alleged threat was directed at a member of the star’s family, passed it on to him and then reported to the NRL, who subsequently informed the police.
Officials on the ground in western Sydney also kept a close eye on the crowd on Friday night to ensure Moses was out of danger in the field.
“It’s a pretty scary thing,” Moses told Triple M on Saturday.
The halfback was escorted through a secret tunnel into the ground and later said the experience was “pretty scary.”
NSW Police took the alleged threat seriously enough to have riot police officers (pictured) put the Eels star under guard on Friday night
Despite the alleged threats, Moses played well in Parramatta’s 28-18 win
‘I think it was worse because [the] I was in contact with my family. When people start invading your family, it’s harder.”
Some of Moses’ relatives include former Balmain Tigers prostitute Benny Elias and controversial player agent Isaac Moses.
Moses went on to explain that there were “a few text messages and phone calls” and that contact was made with a family member.
“Seeing you in that situation isn’t good for anyone, let alone a footballer,” he added.
All fans entering the stadium on Friday were searched with hand-held metal detectors.
The usual procedure is just for bags to be checked by security.
A highly acclaimed junior, Moses made his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers in 2014.