Bendtner banned, fined €100,000 for pants stunt
WARSAW, June 18 – Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for one match and fined €100,000 (RM398,628) for revealing the logo of a betting company on his underpants while celebrating a goal at Euro 2012, UEFA said today.
Bendtner, who lifted his shirt to show the name of an Irish firm on his waistband after scoring his second goal in the 3-2 Group B loss to Portugal on Wednesday, will be suspended for the opening match of Denmark’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The 24-year-old Arsenal forward can lodge an appeal within three days.
The Danes were eliminated from Euro 2012 after losing 2-1 to Germany yesterday. – Reuters