Whopping Fine For Flashing Soccer Player
Whopping Fine For Flashing Soccer Player, A Danish star’s decision to show his underwear nets a fine that dwarfs some for racism and violence. Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner has been punished harshly for revealing a pair of bookmaker-sponsored underpants after scoring his second goal against Portugal in a Euro 2012 Group B match last week, with governing body UEFA giving him a â‚¬100,000 ($125,797) fine and suspension for one World Cup qualifier after being found guilty of improper conduct.
Following the opening of disciplinary proceedings concerning the improper conduct of Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner at the UEFA EURO 2012 Group B match against Portugal in Lviv on Wednesday 13 June, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the player for one competitive fixture.
This suspension applies to the next 2014 FIFA World Cup match, including the qualifying competition, for which Bendtner is eligible. The player has also been fined â‚¬100,000. An appeal can be lodged against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the full written decision.
Bendtner claimed after the incident that he didn’t know he was breaking UEFA’s strict rules against unapproved sponsor advertising on kits, saying “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.” But this is obviously false because any underpants that get you a â‚¬100,000 fine and one-match ban are clearly not at all lucky.