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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Striker ditches sponsored underwear

Nicklas Bendtner showed off his unsponsored kit in training (AP)
Nicklas Bendtner showed off his unsponsored kit in training (AP)

Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner has changed his underwear to regulation-friendly black pants that should keep him within team and Uefa guidelines at training on Friday.

Bendtner got a dressing down from the Danish Football Association for a celebration stunt after scoring his second goal in his side's 3-2 defeat by Portugal on Wednesday, in which he lifted his shirt and lowered his shorts slightly, revealing the name of an Irish betting firm across the top of his underpants.

Uefa is weighing disciplinary action for breaching rules which bar any sponsor advertising on players' kit at the European Championship.

Bendtner also flouted team policy as the Danish association has officials ties to a rival British gambling company.

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