Monday, March 04, 2013

Bendtner banned after DUI

Denmark have suspended Nicklas Bendtner from international duty for six months following his arrest for drink-driving.

The Arsenal forward, currently on a season-long loan at Juventus, was picked up by Copenhagen cops in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

Bendtner apologised on Twitter after the arrest, saying: "Dear friends. I was arrested after a case of DUI [driving under the influence] tonight."

"It was a quiet night out but to all my friends and fans, I am very very sorry.
"It is not OK to drink and drive and I accept full responsibility for what happened."

But Denmark have decided not to pick the 25-year-old for the next six months. 

A statement from the Danish FA (DBU) read: "The DBU has given Nicklas Bendtner six months to reflect on his international future. 

"The DBU respects the right of all players to a private life, but equally there are certain rules of public behaviour that international players are expected to respect."

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