Danish company sells out of Bendtner drink-driving toy set 8 years ago

Danish company sells out of Bendtner drink-driving toy set

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner had a difficult week after being found guilty of drink-driving, but it has proved profitable for a Danish toy-maker.

By Declan Whooley


Earlier this week, Bendtner was caught driving on the wrong side of the road in Copenhagen with blood-alcohol levels more than three times the legal limit and paid a heavy price.

The striker was fined more than €100,000, has been put off the road for three years and suspended by the Danish FA for six months in what he claimed was the “worst day of his life”, but that is not the end of the story.

According to Ekstra Bladet, one quick-thinking company packaged a Nicklas Bendtner figurine from Euro 2012, a toy car and a fridge magnet shaped like a Tuborg beer bottle, to create a makeshift “Bendtner Set.” They only put two together as joke at first, but when they quickly sold, they hastily assembled more.

Pic credit: Ekstra Badet

We’re not sure what the Arsenal striker made of it all, but he can have no-one to blame but himself.