Football: Former Arsenal Striker Sentenced To Jail
Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been condemned to 50 days in prison in Denmark after an assault on a cab driver.
The 30-year-old Rosenborg player has appealed his case, and has been discharged until a consultation at a higher court.
The episode occurred in September, with the City Court of Copenhagen indicated CCTV film in which it showed up Bendtner striking the driver in the face.
Former @Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail for assaulting a taxi driver, the City Court of Copenhagen said on Friday.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 2, 2018
The Denmark national, conceded hitting the cab driver however said it was on account of he felt a threat from the cab driver.
Bendtner said the driver tossed a container or a can towards him and his better half when they exited without paying.
Bendtner, who played for Arsenal somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2014, scoring 45 goals in 171 matches, passed up a place in Denmark’s squad for the 2018 World Cup due to an injury.
(Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to 50 days in jail for breaking taxi driver’s jaw after refusing to pay £4.80 fare)
— geopost 24/7 (@gooshi2000) November 2, 2018
He played on loan at Sunderland, Birmingham City and Juventus while at Arsenal before making a lasting move to German club Wolfsburg.
He moved back to England to join Championship side Nottingham Forest in September 2016 preceding joining Rosenborg in March 2017.
Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in prison for breaking the jaw of a taxi driver after an altercation. Dropped by Danish NT too I believe.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) November 2, 2018
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