Manchester United captain Harry Maguire enjoyed a "five-hour drinking lesson" during which a cash bill of about £ 63,000 was collected with friends on the Greek island of Mykonos prior to his alleged attack on a police officer one night.
The England international was arrested after he was accused of beating an officer in a brawl that broke out after his sister Daisy was stabbed. This was claimed this weekend.
Maguire had flown to Party Island after his team crashed to Seville from the Europa League last Sunday and hit a number of bars and clubs with his entourage of friends and family in the days that followed.
Witnesses say they saw the defense attorney spend thousands of pounds drinking expensive alcohol and eating lobster before trouble is said to have broken out.
The vice president of the Piraeus Bar Association claims that Maguire, who appeared in court on Saturday and is convicted of the alleged assault, could theoretically avoid three years in prison by paying daily dues of potentially £ 90,000 – less than half his weekly wage .
The 27-year-old was also accused of trying to bribe an officer. Police sources deny reports were dropped.
Maguire and friends insist they just wanted to find out how much fine they could fine, sources claim.
Harry Maguire is leaving court on Saturday after claiming again that he collected a £ 63,000 cash bill with friends on the Greek island of Mykonos prior to his alleged attack on a police officer one night
The England international was arrested after he was accused of beating an officer in a brawl that broke out after his sister Daisy was stabbed. This was claimed this weekend
Maguire had flown to Party Island after his team crashed to Seville from the Europa League last Sunday and hit a number of bars and clubs with his entourage of friends and family in the days that followed
As Maguire was preparing to fly home, it was also alleged:
- The star mistook plainclothes officers for a gang targeting him and his friends
- A brawl broke out after Maguire was ridiculed by supporters of rival clubs
- England boss Gareth Southgate will speak to the player before making his next international selection
- Maguire and his friends had splattered bottles of vintage champagne and cocktails decorated with fireworks in a juicy five hour session.
Witnesses claim to have seen the player and the crowd of his friends spend huge amounts of money on huge amounts of alcohol and food.
A source told The Sun: “Harry has been drinking like crazy since arriving in Mykonos.
“He's spent a fortune on alcohol and just doesn't seem to stop. He seemed upset about something. It was non-stop. & # 39;
Maguire is also reported to mistake plainclothes officers for a gang that attacked him and his friends when he allegedly flogged after his sister was reportedly stabbed to death.
A witness told The Sun, “Harry was spared after seeing the blood on his sister and then it all started in great style.
& # 39; It was a nasty wound. Harry reacted like everyone else when he saw a member of his family being attacked. & # 39;
Maguire was told on Saturday that he could return to England despite a hearing on Tuesday.
The father of two also learned that if convicted by paying £ 90,000 – less than half his weekly wage – he could not be sent to prison to reduce overcrowding in Greek prisons, reports Der Spiegel.
Leading lawyer Panagiotis Petropoulos told the newspaper: “The maximum theoretical conviction could be up to seven and a half years. It is assumed that the sum would be closer to three years, since a court would convict at the same time.
"However, in the Greek penal system, any sentence of up to three years per day can be bought, which means that Mr Maguire can pay a set fee to avoid jail time."
The size of the fine is at the judge's discretion, said Petropoulos, which means he faces fines of € 100 per day – although they could be as low as € 5
It came when footage surfaced showing a group of men mocking and gesturing Maguire, which seems uncomfortable.
In addition to criticism of his footballing skills, Sun heard ill references to the 1958 Munich air disaster in which seven Manchester United players were killed.
Maguire was grilled for almost two hours by a prosecutor on the neighboring island of Syros on Saturday morning after spending two nights in a cell there.
At the end of his performance, he was instructed to go home and that his lawyers could represent him when his hearing begins.
Maguire, who makes £ 190,000 a week, came out of court and was taken to a waiting van. He is expected to cut off his vacation and come home on a private jet on Sunday morning.
It is likely that he will have to disguise himself from his club and explain his behavior to officials, which could lead to his captain being withdrawn.
Local police spokeswoman Ioanna Rotziolou told MailOnline: “He is free to return to England. He can be represented by a lawyer on Tuesday (hearing). & # 39;
The £ 85million England international was arrested on Thursday evening in Mykonos with two unnamed friends, aged 28 and 29. They were also told that they would not have to appear at the Tuesday hearing and could return home.
According to legal sources, Maguire and his two friends were charged with aggravated assault and verbal assault.
Another charge of attempted bribery against a police officer was reportedly dropped but was denied by some police sources.
It was also revealed that two local lawyers originally representing Maguire had been replaced by two high-flying lawyers hired by Manchester United and flown in from Athens to represent him.
Eyewitnesses told MailOnline that the problems started in the Fabrika area of Mykanos, which is full of bars and restaurants.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is leaving the court after being told he can return to England despite holding a hearing Tuesday over his alleged role in attacking three police officers during a night out with friends on the Greek island of Mykonos had to receive
£ 85million England International, who spent two nights in a jail cell, was released from police custody today after a closed hearing in a Greek court in Syros
Maguire was seen walking down the steps of the courthouse on Saturday morning after a closed hearing
The £ 85million England International reportedly attacked police officers after his younger sister (pictured) was stabbed in the arm, according to local media reports
Maguire's sister Daisy (pictured) was then stabbed in the arm with a "sharp object" and Maguire stepped in to defend her, local media reports reported
Harry Maguire (baseball cap) is escorted by plainclothes officers to the central police station on Syros Island, west of Mykonos, after he was arrested Thursday night for allegedly assaulting police officers on a noisy night
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire allegedly attacked police officers after his younger sister was stabbed in the arm, according to local media reports
Maguire (center) left court wearing a navy baseball cap and shirt while putting on a face mask
Maguire was seen liberated by a Greek court today after he and two other men were charged with aggravated assault, verbal assault and attempted bribery
Maguire's attorney told Sky News that the soccer player denied all of the charges brought against him but did not specify the reasons
Maguire, wearing a baseball cap and a pair of Gucci sneakers, is being taken to the Syros Police Station after an hour-long boat ride to his new prison cell tonight
They claim a group of drunk British men started baiting Maguire and his team, Manchester United, and even pointed to the 1958 Munich air disaster when 23 of their players died in a plane crash when returning from a match.
Kafatos, who just wanted to give his last name, a local resident who witnessed the first fight in Fabrika before the police intervened, told MailOnline: “I'm a huge soccer fan and recognized Harry Maguire who was with a group of friends. They made a lot of noise and it seemed like they drank a lot.
& # 39; Another group of British men started abusing her, saying he was a trash footballer and was playing for a trash team. They also called it a refrigerator and I didn't really understand what they meant by that. & # 39;
Kafatos added, “Then there was a lot of shouting and swearing and they started fighting. It was a real mess. They beat, kicked and rolled on the floor before the police came. & # 39;
Brit Sam Moore said: “This group of British boys had problems and was really abusive towards Maguire and his club.
“I could hear her sing about the Munich air disaster and say other hideous things. You could see they were about to fight Maguire. I don't know which soccer team they supported but they didn't like Manchester United, that much was obvious. & # 39;
A Manchester United spokesman said: "After appearing in court today, we will adjourn the case so the legal team can review the file.
& # 39; Harry pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to make any further comments while the legal process is in progress. & # 39;
Local media reports also claim that Maguire allegedly attacked the police after his younger sister was stabbed in the arm.
Maguire, a father of two, was seen last night when he was taken by plainclothes officers to the Syros Police Station after an hour-long ferry ride to his new prison cell with the other two men.
Police said two of their officers sustained facial injuries during the first scrap after they were allegedly thrown to the ground, beaten and kicked.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Mykonos police charged the three men with another violent confrontation after they were taken into custody. Upon arriving at the Mykonos Police Station, the men said they continued to resist, pushing and beating three police officers.
The statement also stated that "one of the detainees tried to offer money to keep the trial against her open" but did not name Maguire.
One of the three men involved in the alleged brawl was brought to Syros Island yesterday wearing a mask and dark sunglasses while hiding his face from the camera
The footage filmed yesterday by Maguire's sister Daisy shows the group basking in the sun in the SantAnna bar in Mykonos. Also present were United youngsters Marcus Rashford (22) and Brandon Williams (19) as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes (27) and snooker player Judd Trump (31)
Three days ago, Maguire was drinking at a pool party in the SantAnna Bar with young United colleagues Marcus Rashford (22) and Brandon Williams (19), as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes (27) and snooker player Judd Trump ( 31) introduced brother Joe Maguire. It's not clear if anyone was with Maguire at that party later that evening.
Maguire (left) was in the picture the previous Thursday as he kicked back drinks by a pool with Brandon Williams (right, seated to the left of the young woman) and Marcus Rashford (seated right).
Maguire was pictured in the Bonbonniere Bar in Mykonos on Thursday evening, sitting at a shisha table with other young men and women
Police said two groups of English were fighting outside Mykonos' Fabrica bar in the early hours of Friday morning and when they tried to intervene they were rounded off by three men including the middle half.
Once the brawl was resolved, one of the two groups – the soccer players – began to abuse officers. There were several police officers there. At one point one of the three members of the group – they were 27, 28 and 29 years old – threw a punch at one of the police officers and a fight ensued. & # 39; Petros Vassilakis, said a police spokesman.
All three were arrested, but during the effort the other two, including the soccer player, also became violent. They knocked down at least two police officers, punched them with their fists, and kicked them. & # 39; The police spokesman continued.
“I can't tell you what they told us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the soccer player, are being held in the Mykonos cell. You will appear before a public prosecutor on Syros Island later today on charges of aggravated assault. & # 39;
Maguire's poolside party on Thursday included snooker player Judd Trump (left) and fellow footballers Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams (right).
In an official statement, the Greek police said: “Three foreign nationals aged 27, 28 and 29 were arrested in Mykonos by police from the Mykonos Police Department.
"Police patrolling the Mykonos area intervened and normalized a dispute between citizens. However, three foreigners involved in the incident turned against them, insulted and punched a police officer.
The three foreigners were taken to the Mykonos Police Station, where they resisted heavily upon arrival and three policemen hit and beat them.
One of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed. The arrested (men) were taken to the Syros Public Prosecutor's Office. & # 39;
Manchester United said in a statement: & # 39; The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos on Thursday night.
& # 39; Contact has been made with Harry and he is working fully with the Greek authorities.
"We will not comment further at this point."
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