Ex-Arsenal star in trouble after breaking a taxi driver’s jaw

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Bendtner, who plays for Rosenborg, was arrested in September after being reported to the police by a taxi driver. He was released while the driver underwent surgery for a broken jaw.

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been charged with violence after an incident in September with a Copenhagen taxi driver, the driver’s lawyer said on Thursday.

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The driver has been charged with throwing an unknown object towards Bendtner and his girlfriend without hitting them but he is protesting his innocence, the driver’s lawyer Mette Grith Stage told Reuters.

Neither Bendtner nor his agent were able to comment on the incident.

The striker has played for the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Wolfsburg over his career but returned to play in his native Denmark last season.

Nicklas Bendtner was allegedly involved in the incident on Sunday morning. AFP

In his first half season with Rosenburg, he scored three goals as the club claimed the Norweigan title.

He was not called up to Denmark squad during the international break, and ‘Sky Sports’ report that he was arrested on Sunday morning in the nation’s capital, Copenhagen.

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It is alleged that the striker was involved in an altercation with a taxi driver that the driver had been sent to hospital for a broken jaw.

Danish police confirmed that several such incidents ocurred in the city, but would not comment on individual cases.

It is understood that his current side, Norwegian side Rosenborg, will disciplining the Danish striker.

They are currently considering whether to terminate his contract.

Bendtner may have his contract terminated at Rosenborg. AFP

The striker has played for the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Wolfsburg over his career but returned to play in his native Denmark last season.

In his first half season with Rosenburg, he scored three goals as the club claimed the Norweigan title.

Despite this, he may be in toruble with his club and the police due to an altercation with a taxi driver that the driver had been sent to hospital for a broken jaw.

It is rumoured that if found guilty, the club may terminate the striker’s contract.

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