Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to 50 days in jail for assault

Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to 50 days in jail for assault

Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to 50 days in jail for assault

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.

A court in Copenhagen watched a video of the incident filmed from inside the cab.

The Danish professional, now playing for Norwegian club Rosenborg, posted on his social media account a photo of, assumingly, him, kissing and touching a woman in a rather sensitive area.

"We think that it's not good for the club and not good for Nicklas, but he remains a player in the club". We are keeping him, ' Rosenborg CEO Tove Moe Dyrhaug told Reuters.

The 30-year-old had had been out partying with girlfriend Philine Roepstorff on September 9 when he argued with the driver over his route.

The Denmark worldwide admitted hitting the taxi driver but said it was because he felt threatened.

Bendtner has been handed an unconditional sentence and told to pay the driver £1,330 in compensation.

The cab driver, whose jaw was broken, was acquitted of violence but fined 3,000 kroner ($NZ2771) for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seatbelt.

The player said: "I was involved in an extremely unfortunate episode".

'I could not imagine it would develop as it did, and of course I'm extremely sad that the outcome became as unfortunate as it did. I thank you for your understanding.

Bendtner has earned 81 caps for Denmark, scoring 30 goals.

Bendtner scored 45 goals in 171 games for the Gunners, where he had loan spells with Sunderland, Birmingham and Juventus.

He moved back to England to join Championship side Nottingham Forest in September 2016 before joining Rosenborg in March 2017.

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