Nicklas Bendtner jailed for assaulting taxi driver

Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner has been jailed for 50 days after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.

The assault, which in Copenhagen last Spetmeber, left the taxi driver needing surgery on a broken jaw.

The taxis video footage showed the striker punching the cabbie, before kicking him as he lay on the ground, after refusing to pay for a €5 fare.

The Danish forward issued an apology three days after the incident Bendtner, who now plays for Norwegian side, Rosenberg, was named as the attacker by the communications manager of DanTaxi.

Bendtner not only received a 50 day prison sentence, but was also ordered to pay over €1000 in compensation.

It has been revealed in  The Mirror that 30 year old Bendtner has lodged an appeal against his sentence The incident took place at around 2.40 am local time on Sunday.

Bendtner, who played 171 times for Arsenal, scoring 45 goals is one of Denmarks most capped players, making 81 appearances and scoring 30 goals 

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