Monday, June 18, 2012
Danish Player Suspended 1 Game For Wearing Underwear
After a 3-2 loss to Portugal last week, Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner was suspended for a 2014 Euro Cup qualifying match for lifting his shirt and dropping his shorts enough to show the name of a betting firm on his underwear.
The Euro Cup bans the name of any sponsor anywhere on the team's uniforms, and Bendtner's offense was not only enough to earn him a one-game suspension, but he was also fined $126,000 for it.
Denmark drew the "Group of Death" in the 2012 Euro Cup, getting matched up with the Netherlands, Portugal and Germany. Denmark shocked the Netherlands 1-0 in their first game, but could not hold on against Germany or Portugal to get another win, and has been eliminated from the tournament.