By Chris Wright
Nicklas Bendtner has been caught on camera in his native Denmark, (reportedly) drunkenly stumbling into a takeaway after a night out in Copenhagen in search of pizza, only to find himself sans cash.
So far you can empathise with young Nicky, right? We’ve all been suckered in by the neon gods of indeterminable meat and MSG after a night of liver abuse and found ourselves a little short of the old cutter.
That’s when it all began turning sour for Bendtner who, after seeing his credit card rejected and his subsequent request for free pizza knocked back, proceeded to tell the staff that he ‘could buy the whole restaurant’ if he wanted, before asking the immortal line used by complete wankers the world over, ‘DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO I AM?’, to which the guy on the counter presumably responded ‘yes, I know exactly who you are and that’s why you’re not getting any free pizza you arrogant little git’.
Indeed, Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladent have quotes from a 22-year old carpenter who was stood in the queue behind Bendtner as he ran his mouth:
“He was f***ing arrogant and came up as if he owned the place. Everyone just stood and looked at each other and shook their heads over the way he behaved.”
“He played really stupid. When he could not pay, he demanded to get free pizza and said: ‘Do you not know who I am? I can buy the whole pizzeria.”
A staff member at Gothersgade Pizza House also had his/her five penneth:
“We told him that it did not matter who he was. If he could not pay, there was no pizza!”
Ekstra Bladent also confirmed that, after asking everybody in the queue to pay for his pizza, two young girls finally took pity on Nicky and stumped up the 120 DKK (about £14) he owed for his food, before the Sunderland striker clambered into a taxi with his girlfriend and pootled off into the night.
All’s well that ends well, eh?
Ekstra Bladent have video of the whole debacle here, should you wish to watch a Premier League footballer making a knob of himself in Danish, and let’s face it, you do.