Tuesday, 5th March, 2013
The Denmark Football Federation (DBU) has moved to ban striker Nicklas Bendtner from international football following his arrest for drink driving.
Bendtner is currently on loan at Italian champions Juventus from Arsenal for the season, but has been sidelined through injury since December.
He was caught driving the wrong way down a street in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on Sunday and was arrested.
The striker quickly took responsibility for his actions, writing on his Twitter account that "it is not ok to drink and drive. I take full responsibility."
Now the DBU, disappointed with Bendtner’s actions, have banned him for six months, in order that he can reflect.
"The DBU have demanded that Nicklas Bendtner take six months off to think over his international future", it announced in a statement.
"The DBU respect the rights of all players to have a private life, but we also have certain rules that need to be met by international players in their public behaviour."
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