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Old 31-08-2019, 10:59 AM   #1
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Síporean footballer Ben Davis draws flak for omitting Sípore flag on Instagram page

Local netizens are up in arms against Singaporean footballer Ben Davis after he updated his Instagram bio with a Thailand flag and the Union Jack:


Curiously, the Singapore flag is nowhere to be seen.

According to Fox Sports Asia, netizens have blasted the footballer on Facebook. One even went as far to say that he ďis not a SingaporeanĒ:

Holds three citizenships

Born in Phuket to a Thai mother and a British father, Davis moved to Singapore at the age of five. He became a Singaporean in 2009. The footballer currently holds three citizenships ó Singapore, the U.K, and Thailand.

Educated at the Singapore Sports School, he has played on Singaporeís national team.

He is also the first Singaporean to sign a professional contract with a top tier football club. Using his status as an English national, Davis signed a 2-year contract with Fulham Football Club in July 2018.

In moving over to play for Fulham, however, Davis defaulted on his National Service obligations back home in Singapore.

Davis had originally applied for a deferment of his National Service so that he could play for Fulham. However, his application was rejected because Davisí father was unable to commit to a date for his son to return to serve.

According to Mindef, Davisí application was also rejected because his deferment was meant to further his professional career instead of Singaporeís interest.
https://mothership.sg/2019/08/ben-da...ore-instagram/



3 citizenships ! satki man.
im sure his sg passport will be revoked since he evaded NS and if he ever come back, he will be arrest for defaulting.
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tsk tsk

wad a traitor

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Old 31-08-2019, 11:00 AM   #3
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He chased his dreams. How many Singaporeans dare to do that?
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:01 AM   #4
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Funny how sinkies got triggered by this but CECAian tore sinkie flag and idiot hung tiong flag in sinkieland yet the backlash was not that strong
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Good for him!
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:02 AM   #6
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Crazy, if im him i also F care sg. Knn deferment also don't allow, if he follow SG his career end then and there
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:02 AM   #7
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Aiyo leave him alone lah. Maybe renounced liao leh?

Hope he can be successful and play in EPL first team one day.
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:03 AM   #8
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I thought to be a Singapore citizen, you cannot hold other citizenship? Or am I mistaken?
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this is a very small issue
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I thought to be a Singapore citizen, you cannot hold other citizenship? Or am I mistaken?
Song boh.
Different rules for locals & foreigners.
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:04 AM   #11
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He is just a product of 2 FT parents trying to leech our local system. He has ZERO sinkie blood as his dad is an angmoh who married a Thai.

At least he has a general consensus to not call himself a singaporean.
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This what happens when you give out citizenship like toilet paper
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:05 AM   #13
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The whole episode also proves how easy it is to become a singaporean citizen if one has the money to do so.
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:05 AM   #14
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What's so good about being singapore citizen? Sinkies treated as second class citizen in sinkingpore.
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Kick out his parents
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