Wikipedia Hilariously Edited to Create a World XI Full of Nicklas Bendtners

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 13, 2014

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29:  Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal celebrates victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on December 29, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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It absolutely had to be cynical Arsenal supporters who were toying with Wikipedia's Ballon d'Or page on Monday night, right? 


Shortly after the FIFA/FIFAPro World XI was announced, the Wikipedia page was updated. The newly named World XI was updated with an XI full of Danish ponytails: Nicklas Bendtner. 

The maligned Arsenal frontman, who once infamously confirmed that he thinks of himself as the best striker in the world, now could actually boast that claim. 

Well, at least for a few minutes as a result of a few Wikipedia-altering hooligans. 


Update: Bendtner's teammate Emmanuel Frimpong got in on the Bendtner-for-Ballon-d'Or action, too, via Instagram.