UEFA on Friday said that it was taking action against Denmark's
Nicklas Bendtner over his goal celebration against Portugal, when
he flashed the waistband of his underpants showing an apparent
European football's governing body said in a brief statement that
Bendtner was facing disciplinary proceedings for "improper
conduct (Law 4 of the Laws of the Game)" during Wednesday's match
in Lviv, Ukraine, that Denmark lost 3-2.
"The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case
on Monday," the statement added.
Law 4, which covers "The players' equipment" states: "Players
must not reveal undershirts which contain slogans or advertising.
A player removing his jersey to reveal slogans will be sanctioned
by the competition organiser.
Article 18.18 of the "Regulations of the UEFA European Football
Championship 2010-12" also states: "All kit items worn during the
final tournament must be free of any sponsor advertising."
The waistband of Bendtner's green and white underwear had the
name of a Dublin-based online betting firm. The company, Paddy
Power, said on its website that they were "lucky pants".