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Former Dutch National Team Footballer Sentenced for Threatening Prime Minister, Reports Suggest

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Judge. Referee hammer and a man in judicial robes. - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.10.2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A court in The Hague has sentenced former Netherlands National Team football player Bryan Roy to 80 hours of community service and a suspended prison sentence for threatening acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte online, the Dutch website nos.nl reported.
The court ruled that if Roy commits a crime in the next two years, he will have to serve a four-week sentence in prison.
In April, Roy tweeted, in response to someone's post urging Rutte to step down, that the prime minister would "soon be shot in the head". Roy was arrested shortly after posting the tweet.
The 51-year-old Dutch footballer played for Ajax, Nottingham Forest, and Hertha BSC. He played 32 games for the national team and scored nine goals.
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