Nicklas Bendtner drops appeal against 50 day prison sentence
'Lord' Bendtner will spend 50 days behind bars
Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal against a 50 day prison sentence that he was handed after he assaulted a taxi driver in September.
The Public Prosecutor in Copenhagen today tweeted that a 'case involving a footballer is counter-appealed by the prosecution service', meaning that Bendtner's attempt to avoid prison has failed.
The former Arsenal striker was arrested in September after a late-night altercation, allegedly over Bendtner and his girlfriend attempting to leave a taxi without paying the £5 fare after they became unhappy with the driver's directions.
The taxi driver suffered a broken jaw after throwing an object towards the couple, for which he was fined and released.
Bendtner claimed he was acting in self-defence and denied the charges, before being handed the jail term and an 11,300 kroner (£1330) fine.
"I responded in self-defence," the footballer said in court. "I was surprised by it, but I hit him in the head with my hand.