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Former Arsenal star Bendtner will serve prison sentence after appeal is dropped

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner will serve a 50-day jail sentence after dropping his appeal against an assault conviction.Bendtner was found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver in Copenhagen in September after CCTV footage emerged of him beating and kicking his victim. RANKED Bendtner after a hearing at Copenhagen City Council Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Bendtner will serve 50 days in prison REVEALED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The Dane was sentenced at the beginning of November and his subsequent appeal has now been scrapped.It is understood the incident occurred after Bendtner refused to pay a £4.80 fare. He has since been ordered to pay the cab driver more than £1,000 in compensation.The former Arsenal man admitted to hitting the driver in the face but insisted it was because he felt threatened when a bottle was thrown at him and his girlfriend as they left the cab.The taxi driver, who suffered a broken jaw, was acquitted of violence but fined £350 for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seatbelt. 2 “I have never been a fighter but I protect those I love on and off the pitch.”The State Prosecutor of Copenhagen wrote on Twitter that it had also abandoned an intended counter-appeal.It said there were no longer “sufficient grounds for maintaining” it after Bendtner’s move, adding “the verdict is therefore final”.Bendtner is expected to serve the sentence at home, under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag. ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Speaking after the incident, Bendtner 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.“To Rosenborg fans and audiences, I regret that this has happened. I’m sorry with all my heart that we are standing here today.“To my dear teammates, I regret that this will steal focus in an important time. I thank you for your understanding. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Latest Football Newslast_img

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