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Former Denmark forward apologizes for Copenhagen episode


TYNSET, NORWAY - MAY 24: Nicklas Bendtner of Rosenborg during Second Round Norwegian Cup between Tynset IL v Rosenborg at Nytromoen on May 24, 2017 at Nytromoen in Tynset, Norway. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

OSLO, Norway (AP) Former Denmark international Niklas Bendtner has apologized for an episode over the weekend in which a cab driver in Copenhagen reportedly broke his jaw.

The Rosenborg forward says he had been “involved in a very unpleasant situation at around 2 a.m. Sunday. I am of course extremely sorry about that the outcome.”

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Bendtner’s lawyer told Danish media that his client is innocent of any wrongdoing. The cab company says it has handed a video of the episode over to the police.

Bendtner’s girlfriend said on Instagram that the player had acted in self-defense after a quarrel over the fare.


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