In a shocking and rather unfortunate turn of events, Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has been declared guilty of Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Attempted Bribery. This sentence was handed down by a Greek court in the city of Syros.
The English center-back, who just made an $80million switch from Leicester City last season, was involved in an alleged brawl, along with two other people. He was on vacation with family and friends on the Greek island of Mykonos, when this unfortunate incident took place. The 27-year old had to spend two weeks in custody, after which he was brought for trial, where he pleaded not guilty.
Maguire’s team of lawyers requested the three-member misdemeanors court to postpone the hearing to a later date, as there wasn’t enough time to gather enough facts to prepare a defense. Overruled by the court, the Red Devils defender’s lawyers claimed that he was kicked in the leg by a police officer, who even said, “I will end your career.”
The Greek Police and prosecution thoroughly denied this, saying that Maguire came into the police stations and told everyone, “I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go.”
The Englishman allegedly even used profanities saying “f*** the police” on being arrested. The Manchester United defender had earlier been named for England’s first game post-COVID by head coach, Gareth Southgate.
The 27-year old is allowed to appeal his decision at a higher court in the coming days. Hoping all turns out well and justice is served, whichever way that might be!
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