Bendtner in ambush marketing saga

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner could face sanction by Uefa after revealing the logo of a betting company while celebrating his second goal against Portugal in their Euro 2012 clash on Wednesday.

Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer show Bendtner lifting his shirt to show the name of an Irish firm on the waistband of his underpants.

Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner lifts his shirt to reveal the name of a betting company. Credit: REUTERS

Sponsors pay millions to be associated with the European Championship and governing body Uefa has strict rules preventing ambush marketing.

A spokesperson said Uefa was investigating the matter.

Bendtner scored twice in Denmark's 3-2 defeat by Portugal in Group B, prompting a spokesman for the betting company to release a statement praising his performance and claiming credit for Bendtner's good luck.

Denmark face Germany on Sunday in their final group game as they look to reach the last eight. – Reuters

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