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A petition has been filed on to postpone the World Cup until Nicklas Bendtner returns from injury.

The Denmark star is facing a probable exclusion from the upcoming World Cup finals after picking up a groin injury while playing for Norwegian club Rosenborg FC on Sunday.

Bendtner was in obvious pain when he left the pitch injured in the 70th minute. French publication L’Equipe reports, he could be sidelined for up to four weeks with the injury he sustained.

The former Arsenal striker has a cult like following among football fans and is one of the most popular meme characters on earth.

But his injury comes as a serious blow for the Danes as the Scandinavian nation don’t have anyone experienced enough to replace Bendtner, who scored 30 goals in 81 international appearances.

The petition has already been signed by more than 7,000 people and if you feel like showing a support for the lord, you can do it here.