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Fulham youngster could face three years in jail

An under 18s player of Fulham’s could be looking at doing three years in jail after he missed doing National Service in Singapore.

It is mandatory that all men in the country over the age of 18 should do two years of it unless they are handed an exemption, or risk three years in jail.

The 18 year old footballer, Ben Davis, however had his application to postpone his duties denied.

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence declared: “Mr Benjamin Davis is a national service defaulter.

“He failed to report for national service as required. He is also staying overseas without a valid Exit Permit.”

A spokesperson for the Football Association of Singapore said: “The FAS is extremely disappointed with Mr Benjamin Davis’ default of his NS obligations. It is thoroughly irresponsible on the part of Mr Davis, and also reneges on his (and his father’s) assurance to the FAS that Mr Davis would discharge his NS commitments and play for the Singapore national team.

“Mr Davis had lived in Singapore for many years, and has benefited from the resources used to educate and train him as a footballer over this period of time. He was invited to play for the Singapore national team, and he agreed.

“The FAS had supported Benjamin Davis’ application to defer NS on this basis.

“While the matter will now be dealt with by Mindef, the FAS wishes to state categorically that we do not condone such conduct nor did it ever arise in our discussions with Mr Davis that he would seek to avoid his liability.”


Football fans gave plenty of reaction to story with the majority with something amusing to say about him and Fulham, others gave more sensible opinions on the matter – check those tweets out on the next page.


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