Bendtner fined and suspended for goal celebration
Published : 18 Jun 2012 14:16:55
Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner was on Monday banned for one match and fined 100,000 euros (80,000 pounds $126,000) for flashing the sponsored waistband of his underpants while celebrating a goal.
European football's governing body said that its Control and Disciplinary Body had decided to imposed the fine and suspend the Sunderland player for "one competitive fixture" after the celebration during last Wednesday's match against Portugal.
"This suspension applies to the next 2014 FIFA World Cup match, including the qualifying competition, for which Bendtner is eligible," a statement said on the The waistband of Bendtner's green and white underwear had the name of a Dublin-based online betting firm. The company, Paddy Power, said on its website that they were "lucky pants".