Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner's underwhelming tenure at Arsenal earned him the tongue-in-cheek nickname "Lord Bendtner." A Twitter account with the same name has over 1,000 followers.
The nickname has stuck, even after Bendtner moved to German club VfL Wolfsburg. The title might be official now, thanks to a Danish gossip magazine.
Se og Hør has purchased one square foot of land in a Scottish nature preserve for Bendtner in hopes that he can make the Lord title official.
“We have seen it, and Nicklas thinks it’s a fun gimmick,” Bendtner's agent, Elisa Lykke, told the Mirror. “We have been asked to be sent a receipt and we are pleased that it supports a nature conservation area.”
The Mirror points out, however, that Highland Titles Limited, the company that granted him his title, might not have the power to do so.
Regardless of whether the title is for real, the nickname will stick, even if Bendtner only has one goal in 15 games this season.
- Dan Gartland