Without the burden of having to play for Arsenal in their Champions League second leg tie with Bayern Munich, Nicklas Bendtner spent last Tuesday evening enjoying himself in an upscale area of Copenhagen.
The Danish striker has a habit of getting himself into trouble when nightime and alcohol are combined: previously he has been caught smashing cars up in Newcastle, damaging his own apartment building to go swimming and indulging in a spot of drunk driving.
According to Danish newspaper BT, little Nicky has been at it again. On the evening of the Gunners' Champions League tie in Bavaria, a 47-year-old Copenhagen taxi driver claims he was verbally assaulted by an inebriated Bendtner, who proceeded to do bizarre things to his vehicle. Here's one of the best sentences you will read today:
"He stood at the rear of the car and rubbed himself against the side window with his pants unbuttoned while he whipped the car with his belt and shouted that he wanted to f*** me."
The taxi driver — who didn't confirm whether Bendtner's underwear was sponsored— said he had never seen such drunken behavior in 26 years of working in the area.
The Guardian translates some further details:
"They were pretty drunk. I got out of the car to put the bike stand on the back of the cab, and Bendtner and two of the others climbed into the back seat. When I sat back down I saw that the taxi radio had been kicked loose and was dangling down. They'd also taken some of my personal belongings that had been lying between the seats and, when I asked to have them back, Bendtner completely freaked out.
"He said that, if he was not so famous, he would have smacked me, and he called me a 'little fat pig'. I asked him to leave the car – I had to ask them three times, and said I'd have to call the police if they didn't." The cabbie then claimed that, while he was removing the bike stand again from the back of the car, Bendtner had to be restrained by his three friends.
To be fair to Bendtner, this is merely the ubcorroborated account of one angry taxi driver, but that angry taxi driver probably has just as much chance as the 26-year-old of earning a place in Arsene Wenger's squad right now.
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