Guilty plea over Ryder suppression breach

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder

A man admitted breaching a suppression order by posting footage of Jesse Ryder’s assault online. Source: AAP

A MAN has admitted breaching a court suppression order by posting video footage of the two men accused of assaulting New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder online.

Jordan Mason, 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching a suppression order when he appeared in Christchurch District Court on Monday.

He was remanded on bail until his sentencing on July 10, Christchurch Court News reports.

Mason was charged after he posted mobile phone footage on YouTube of Ryder’s alleged attackers, whose names and images have been suppressed.

The footage has since been taken down.

Mason earlier told media he didn’t know why he posted footage of Ryder’s alleged attackers online, but later said he thought they should be named and shamed.

Breaching a suppression order carries penalties of up to six months jail or a fine up to $NZ50,000 ($A41,684).

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