Michael Probst/AP/Press Association Images Bendtner scored both goals in Denmark's 3-2 defeat by Portugal.
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UEFA to investigate Bendtner's underpants celebration

The organisation will look into the striker’s antics following his goal against Portugal.

UEFA ARE LOOKING into whether Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner broke player advertising rules by flashing the waistband of his underpants after scoring against Portugal, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.

The 24-year-old striker scored twice in Denmark’s 3-2 defeat in Lviv, Ukraine, on Wednesday as Morten Olsen’s side battled back from a 2-0 deficit but were beaten with a goal three minutes from time.

The source told AFP they were checking if Bendtner broke Article 18.18 of the “Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2010-12″, which states: “All kit items worn during the final tournament must be free of any sponsor advertising.”

That includes: “a) any event held at a stadium, from arrival at the stadium until departure from the stadium; b) for any training session designated as official by the UEFA administration; and c) at any official UEFA press conference.”

The waistband of Bendtner’s green and white underwear had the words of a Dublin-based online betting firm. The company, Paddy Power, said on its website that they were “lucky pants”.

© AFP, 2012

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