Bendtner and Cattermole are understood to have been for a meal at a Japanese restaurant
in the city that evening. They were interviewed before being released on
bail, leaving them available for selection for the club’s game at Tottenham
If the allegations are proved, Cattermole and Bendtner can expect to be
heavily fined by O’Neill, who demands a disciplined approach from his players
off the pitch.
Sunderland yesterday refused to make any comment on the arrests, but O’Neill
was aware of them when he spoke about the two players at his weekly press
Newcastle United, whose ground overshadows Chinatown, declined to issue any comment
on the incident yesterday, but their fans went on website forums to question why
Sunderland players would choose to spend a night out on Tyneside – a view echoed
by Sunderland supporters.
And the widely-read site nufc.com said: “If proven, news of Bendtner’s ability
to successfully hit an intended target would be welcomed by Mackem
(Sunderland) followers yet to see him master that skill during football
Bendtner, who is on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season, has scored
only two goals as Sunderland have struggled in the Premier League.
A night out ended badly for him recently when the Denmark international’s credit
card was turned down as he tried to buy a pizza at a Copenhagen takeaway.
Staff refused to give him a free one before two other customers agreed to buy
it for him. One onlooker described him as arrogant and added: “Bendtner
acted as if he owned the place. All the people just stood and looked at each
other and shook their heads over the way he behaved.”
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