Manchester United's Harry Maguire lands in serious trouble
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has landed in serious trouble with the authorities while being on a holiday in Greece. Police in Greece have issued a statement saying that he will be charged with aggravated assault, although Maguire has denied the allegations.
Harry Maguire came into trouble after he was seen involved in an incident with police officers in Mykonos. Maguire was detained along with a couple of his friends followed by an altercation with officers on the Greek island on Thursday.
The defender arrived in Syros, the administrative center of the region on Friday and is set to face charges on Saturday. The Guardian reported that Maguire’s lawyer Konstantinos Darivas said that the allegations are false and he is “fully convinced that he will be released without any charges.”
However, in a widely circulated statement, police spokesperson Petros Vassilakis said, “When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups, with the football player started verbally abusing officers. One of the members of the group threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.
All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent as well. They threw down at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.”
“I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.”
Maguire, who was appointed as the Manchester United captain by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January has not reacted to any of it as of now. Maguire played 55 matches in all competitions this season, including every minute of their Premier League campaign.
In the latest statement released by United, they said they were aware of the incident and that Maguire was “fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.”
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