Former Arsenal forward, Nicklas Bendtner, has been sentenced to 50 days in jail after he was found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver.

Back in September, Nicklas Bendtner was arrested for assaulting a taxi driver that left the man needing surgery to correct a broken jaw.

The incident took place at 2.41am on September 9 as Bendtner and his girlfriend, Philine Roepstorff, left the Lusso nightclub. The fare that caused Bendtner to get so angry was £4.80.

Rosenborg's Danish football player Nicklas Bendtner and lawyer Anders Nemeth arrive for a hearing at Copenhagen City Council on November 2, 2018. - Nicklas Bendtner has been charged with violence against a taxi driver in Copenhagen while the driver has been charged with attempted violence. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Rosenborg’s Danish football player Nicklas Bendtner and lawyer Anders Nemeth arrive for a hearing at Copenhagen City Council on November 2, 2018. – Nicklas Bendtner has been charged with violence against a taxi driver in Copenhagen while the driver has been charged with attempted violence. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

On Friday, he was sentenced to 50 days in jail but will appeal his sentence. He was also ordered to pay the taxi driver £1,330 in compensation.

At the time, the taxi driver’s employer, Dantaxi, issued a statement that said, “I can confirm that there has been a serious assault on one of our drivers tonight. 

“The assault has been reported to the police and we can confirm the assailant is Nicklas Bendtner.”

“The driver is currently on the operating table with a broken jaw.”

This is not the first time Bendtner has found himself in trouble, as you know. It isn’t even the first time he’s been in trouble for something involving a taxi driver.

Back in 2014, he was involved in an alleged incident when he reportedly threatened a taxi driver before unbuttoning his trousers and rubbing his genitals over the driver’s car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=934cr9ytZQk

The Dane, who turns 31 in January and longed to be the best striker in the world, has 10 goals and five assists in 34 appearances in 2018.

He now plays for Rosenborg with his market value just below £1m. He has scored a career total of 110 goals (with 45 assists) in 396 matches.

Rosenborg chief Tove Moe Dyrhaug said after the verdict: “We think that it’s not good for the club and not good for Nicklas, but he remains a player in the club. We are keeping him.”

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