If there was any doubt that Nicklas Bendtner’s cult hero status was waning, just ask the kit distribution team for Danish side FC Copenhagen.
Shirts were flying off shelves this week at such a rapid rate that a full run of all sizes were officially declared as completely sold out.
The reason why? None other than the return of the prodigal son himself.
Nicklas Bendtner has caused a fuss this week after signing for hometown club FC Copenhagen
The striker took his trademark No 32 and home shirts immediately sold out as a result
The club had to take to social media to inform fans that there were no shirts remaining
Bendtner signed on the dotted line this week and sealed a move to his hometown club until the end of the season.
The former Arsenal and Juventus man made the switch from Rosenborg, and fans immediately surged to the club shop to frantically get their hands on his No 32 shirt.
Within the first 24 hours of his announcement, the club’s official website crashed as fans scrambled to see images of the new boy and place their orders.
Copenhagen were forced to take to social media to apologise and tell supporters there were simply no more shirts left after such demand, but that more would soon be arriving for those who missed out on a chance to buy.
An endless stream of fans gathered at the club shop to buy the shirt with Bendtner’s name
Martin Nohr, manager of the club’s official megastore, admitted Copenhagen had ‘never sold so many’ shirts in 24 hours.
‘There has been huge interest in securing our new home jersey with ‘Bendtner 32′ on the back, which has meant that the jersey is sold out in all sizes.’ he told BT.DK.
‘We are at an unprecedented level in recent years when it comes to selling jerseys, and there is a huge interest in our jerseys at the moment.
‘We have never sold so many jerseys in one day!’
Last season Bendtner featured 18 times in the league for Rosenborg, scoring five times and proving three assists.
He also hit the back of the net once in the Europa League, during his seven appearances for the side.