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Bendtner booted after booze booking

ESPN staff
March 4, 2013
Nicklas Bendtner has been involved in many controversies in the past © PA Photos

Nicklas Bendtner has been suspended from the Denmark national team for six months after being cautioned by police for driving on the wrong side of the road while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

The striker, currently on loan at Juventus from Arsenal, was stopped in Copenhagen and subsequently apologised for his actions on Twitter, describing the incident as "a mild case of drink driving".

The 25-year-old has now been given a six-month ban from the national team by the Danish Football Association for his actions.

Bendtner has yet to score for Serie A champions Juventus, while he has scored 22 times in 55 appearances for his country.

This is not the first time Bendtner has been in hot water. While on loan at Sunderland, the Dane was arrested along with Lee Cattermole for the damage of several cars in Newcastle's city centre, and was caught with his trousers down outside a Kensington nightclub in 2009.

Bendtner was also banned for two games and fined €40,000 for wearing underpants adorned with the logo of a betting company during Euro 2012.

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