Former Dutch national footballer Quincy Promes sentenced to prison for knife attack
The Amsterdam Criminal Court has sentenced former Dutch national footballer Quincy Promes to a prison term of one and a half years for grievous bodily harm. The 31-year-old was found guilty of stabbing his cousin in the leg with a knife during a family gathering following an argument. Promes did not attend the trial, and it is uncertain whether he will return to the Netherlands.
Prominent persons such as Promes are punished harshly for crimes because they are expected to set a good example for others. The court considered the fact that Promes is a professional footballer and a well-known Dutch citizen when assessing his sentence. Furthermore, the court stated that Promes had not taken any responsibility for his actions. Initially, Promes was charged with attempted murder, but the prosecutor changed the charge due to lack of evidence.
Promes played for Ajax Amsterdam when the incident occurred and had represented the Netherlands in 50 international matches, scoring seven