Nottingham Forest legend Bryan Roy has been sentenced after he threatened to
KILL Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte.The 51-year-old told the politician he would
‘get a headshot soon’ on Twitter and has been given community service and a
suspended prison sentence.
Roy was sentenced on Thursday in the Hague, where he was ordered to do 80 hours
of community service. He was also placed on probation for two years, with a prison
sentence of four weeks to follow if he re-offends in that time.
The offense occurred in April this year. According to reports in Holland he is said
to have posted the tweet because he is ‘fighting for the children who are being
abused, trafficked and mistreated’. It is in relation to a child welfare scandal in the
Netherlands. A police report was filed which then led to his arrest.
Roy was capped 32 times for Holland in his career. And he played for Forest between
1994 and 1997 scoring 24 goals in 85 league games.He was also in trouble with the
law last year when he told journalist Chris Klomp: “I know where you live now.
“We sleep at night, just not you.”This case was dropped by the Public Prosecution