Denmark international striker Nicklas Bendtner was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver and sentenced to 50 days in jail. He has appealed the sentence.
After a night out in Copenhagen back in September, Bendtner broke the jaw of a cab driver. Video footage from inside the taxi was available and bendtner issued an apology via a press conference just 3 days after the incident.
“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.
“I have never been a fighter but I protect those I love on and off the pitch.”
Bendtner played for Arsenal between 2005 and 2014 and has represented Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest and the Norwegian club since leaving north London. He has scored 30 goals in 81 games for Denmark.