Former professional football player Bryan Roy has to appear in court because he would have threatened Prime Minister Mark Rutte via social media. The 51-year-old ex-international responded to a tweet from someone else with the text ‘Headshot will get it soon’.
In May, the former professional football player was already heard by the police. The Public Prosecution Service has announced that the investigation against the 51-year-old suspect has now been completed and that it has been decided to prosecute. He is due to appear in court on September 30.
Roy posted a text on April 3, early in the morning, with a tweet from someone else about Mark Rutte. ‘We help Mark with his memory of what to do. Rutte’s resignation, resignationmarkrutte.petitions.nl.’ Roy responded with the text: ‘Headshot will get it soon.’ As a result of this tweet, Roy has been reported.
More often discredited
Roy has been discredited more often in the past year because of his expressions on social media, among other things. He regularly spreads tweets with ideas that are partly inspired by conspiracy theories. He talked about his ideas in an interview with this newspaper last year.
,,As a football player and later also as a youth coach, I have always been in a politically correct mindset. I was ‘the label Bryan Roy’, couldn’t say what I actually thought or thought, lived in a fake reality. I was a slave to the system. I have now reached a point in my life where I no longer want to be a slave to that system. I express myself however I want, do what I think is right and don’t worry about what others think of me.”
At the beginning of May, the former football player Hugo de Jonge still called Nazi.
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