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EURO RIVALS BACK CONVICTED BENDTNER

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CELTIC’S Europa League rivals Rosenborg’s star man Nicklas Bendtner was sentenced to 50 days in jail yesterday after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver in Denmark.

The Danish international walked out of a city court in Copenhagen pending an appeal hearing.

Former Arsenal striker Bendtner looks set to miss the clash with the Hoops on November 29, depending on what date is set for the appeal hearing.

The Norwegian club will stand by the 30-year-old forward, despite the conviction.

Rosenborg chief Tove Moe Dyrhaug said: “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.”

In the surveillance video of the incident in September, Bendtner appears to strike the driver in the face and kick him after a row started over which way the driver was supposed to drive.

He admitted hitting the driver in the face, but insisted it was because he felt threatened when a bottle or a can was thrown at him and his girlfriend when they left without paying.

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