Nicklas Bendtner: 'Idiotic' Arsenal striker accused of drunken rant at a taxi driver in Denmark, calling him a 'fat little pig'

Incident occurred while the Gunners were playing Bayern Munich on Tuesday

Nicklas Bendtner has been accused of a drunken outburst at a taxi driver in his native Denmark - while Arsenal drew 1-1 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday night, a result which knocked them out of the competition.

Bendtner, who seemed destined to leave the north London club over the summer having been out on loan for the past two seasons, reportedly "ran amok" in Denmark's Norrebro district.

The 26-year-old striker is accused of calling the taxi driver a "fat little pig" before launching into an expletive-laden tirade.

He is also alleged to have unbuttoned his trousers and rubbed his body against the side of the cab during his rant.

The unnamed taxi driver said Bendtner threatened him, after he had asked the striker and his friends to get out of the cab due to their raucous behaviour:  "He said that if he was not so well known, he would have smashed me and then called me 'You little fat pig’,” he told Danish tabloid, BT.

Bendtner, who is currently side lined with a knee injury, has made 14 appearances for the club this season, scoring two goals. He is third down the pecking order behind Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud to lead the line for Arsene Wenger's side.

The alleged incident was apparently confirmed by the taxi firm's boss.

Thomas Peterson, CEO of Amager Obro Taxi said the company would not report the matter to the police as there was no "assault" but "just a case of a passenger who has behaved like an idiot".

The Denmark striker has found himself in trouble before over revealing his underwear.

At Euro 2012 he was banned for one match and fined £80,000 after he lowered his shorts to reveal the logo of a betting company emblazoned across his pants.

Bendtner's agents Q9 sports  and his PR representative Elisa Lykke both declined to comment when contacted.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

This was the year of 24-carat Golden Oldies
Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
A year of the caliphate:

Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

Marks and Spencer

Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
'We haven't invaded France': Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak

'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

They’re here to help

We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
What exactly does 'one' mean? Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue

What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue