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    Paddy Power to pay Nicklas Bendtner €100K pants fine

    Shortie861 Jun 19, 2012

    1. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Paddy Power has confirmed that it will pay Nicklas Bendtner's €100,000 (£80,600) fine for showing the brand's name on his underpants during Denmark's game against Portugal.

      The bookmaker quipped on its blog that UEFA had decided to tackle the matter "after solving all the social, political and race issues surrounding Euro 2012".

      "We can't do anything about UEFA's chilled-out attitude to racism or political oppression, but we can do something about the Pantsgate," the company said.

      "We've decided to foot the bill for the fine. Paddy Power are paying Bendtner's massively over-the-top €100,000 fine."

      Paddy Power's head of mischief Ken Robertson added: "We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and what we heard loud and clear yesterday was that Nicklas Bendtner should not suffer as a result of UEFA's double standards.

      "We don't believe that Nicklas should be penalised for nothing more serious than wearing his lucky underpants which in fairness was only a bit of fun."

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    2. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

      As I said on Facebook he gets 100,000 fine and match suspension.
      Croatia get 80,000 fine for their fans racist abuse.
      Easy to see where UEFA's priorities lye.
      All working together they wouldn't pass the 11+ :D