Denmark and Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined £ 80,000 by the UEFA after his incident involving dropping his shorts in the match against Portugal. Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner scored two goals in the match, but they lost the match 3-2. It is a result that has put Denmark on the brink of elimination from the competition, but it would mean more for striker Nicklas Bendtner. The 24-year-old striker dropped his shorts after scoring his second goal. His underwear had the name of a betting company that was not one of the allowed sponsors at the Euro 2012.
According to Arsenal news, due to the damage is that it will cost to the reputation of the current sponsors, UEFA has said that it would be reviewing the incident and Nicklas Bendtner could face a hefty fine if found guilty.
It has turned out to be the case after UEFA have announced that Nicklas Bendtner will be banned for one international match, while he will also receive an £ 80,000 fine. Nicklas Bendtner spent the last season on loan at Premier league club Sunderland, but he is widely expected to leave England in the summer. He has already said that he will not be returning to Arsenal.
“It is just a pair of lucky boxer shorts that I used in the first game as well and have used before the tournament. I didn’t know I was breaking any rules but I am aware of that now,” said Nicklas Bendtner in response to the incident. As a result of the ban, the Denmark striker will be missing the first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that will begin in September for the nation.
Former Manchester United defender David Beckham has criticised the ban and the fine by saying that it is a joke by UEFA.