20 June 2012, 11:14 am
Paddy Power to pay player's UEFA fine
Buzzy has been keeping an eye on Euro 2012 (thanks DVR). And when Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner dropped his shorts to reveal Paddy Power underpants after scoring a goal, it was chuckles all around.
But UEFA isn't smiling. They fined Bendtner €100,000 (£80,000) and suspended him from a World Cup qualifier.
Paddy Power is doing the right thing and paying the fine for Bendtner. But Buzzy is wondering if the penalty feels a bit harsh. As The Guardian notes, Porto was fined £16,700 because its fans were racially abusing Mario Balotelli. But Bendtner gets a £80,000 fine for guerrilla marketing. Doesn't seem right, does it?
20 June 2012, 11:48 am
I think what Paddy Power did was great - the fine though (and 1 match suspension) is a joke.
It shows UEFA are more concerned with no-one showing up their corporate sponsors that racially abusing a particular player.
28 June 2012, 11:33 pm
So Paddy Power paid Bendtners £80k fine... I wonder just how much he was paid in the first place for doing the deed. Paddy certainly know how to have fun though!
funny, underpants with a logo is more harsh than racial chants.
oh inverted world