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Harry Maguire maintains his innocence and will appeal the conviction


Manchester Untied star Harry Maguire posted on Instagram late Tuesday night saying the truth could not be hidden after he was dropped by England after being convicted of attacking Greek police and trying to get them to bribe.

Maguire, 27, received a 21-month suspended sentence after being convicted on all charges following the Mykonos brawl.

The £ 85million star, who is about to appeal the conviction, claimed he was the victim just hours after the court verdict and later posted a quote from Buddha to his two million Instagram followers.

It said: "Three things cannot be hidden for long: the sun, the moon and the truth – Buddha." His sister Daisy published the exact same quote just hours after her brother was found guilty.

Maguire's legal problems forced three-lions boss Gareth Southgate to embarrassingly climb the ladder when he dropped the 27-year-old from the English squad after initially naming him in the 24-man group against Iceland and Denmark.

In a statement, Southgate said: & # 39; Given the developments that evening, I can confirm that I withdrew Harry Maguire from the English squad for the games against Iceland and Denmark.

“As I said earlier today, I reserved the right to review the situation. After speaking to Manchester United and the player, I made this decision in the best interests of all parties and considering the implications for our preparations for next week. & # 39;

The footballer, who is the world's most expensive defender, was absent from Syros Island on Tuesday. Found guilty of the attack, he was sworn in public and attempted to bribe a police officer.

The £ 85 million star claimed he was the real victim, and just hours after the conviction – that he wants to appeal – he posted a quote from Buddha indicating that the truth of the incident is not yet known

Harry Maguire leaves a courthouse on the Aegean island of Syros in Greece. Court officials in Greece on Saturday

Harry Maguire leaves a courthouse on the Aegean island of Syros in Greece. Court officials in Greece on Saturday

In a statement today, he said: “Following today's hearing, I have ordered my legal team, with immediate effect, to notify the courts that we are about to appeal.

"I remain strong and confident about our innocence on this matter – if anything, myself, my family and friends are the victims."

The conviction and departure from the Southgate squad will inevitably raise questions about his captain as arguably the largest club in the world.

Two other defendants, including Maguire's brother Joe, were also found guilty of similar charges and sentenced to 13 months in prison. The sentences for all three defendants were suspended for three years.

Ioannis Paradissis, lawyer for two of the six police officers involved in the case, told MailOnline that Maguire was a "shame" and "made up a pack of lies and had the decency to apologize".

Mr. Paradissis said, “He insulted our police officers, and he and his friends injured three of them. They had to be taken to the hospital and were brutally beaten by Maguire, his brother Joe, and her boyfriend.

Daisy Maguire shared this photo of herself with Brother Harry hours before his trial in Greece began

Daisy Maguire shared this photo of herself with Brother Harry hours before his trial in Greece began

Maguire and friends then made up a story about Albanians attacking his sister. I've never heard of garbage like this. This was a shameful attempt to cover up their disgusting behavior and an insult to Albanians and the Greek police.

"Maguire is a role model, he should hang his head in shame and return to Greece to apologize."

Maguire's brother Joe, who plays for the non-league team Ilkeston Town, has also been convicted of assault, police attack and attempted bribery, while a third man, 29-year-old Christopher Sharman, has been charged with two assault and assault charges was guilty of another verbal abuse.

All three had denied the charges based on evidence from four police officers.

A spokesman for the Maguire club said today: & # 39; Manchester United takes note of the Greek court ruling today. Harry Maguire pleaded not guilty to any allegations of wrongdoing against him and continues to make strong claims of his innocence.

It should be noted that the prosecutor's office upheld the charges and presented their evidence late the day before the trial, leaving the defense team with minimal time to digest and prepare it. A motion to adjourn the case was then denied.

"On that basis, Harry Maguire's legal team, along with the abundance of evidence disproving the charges, will now appeal the verdict for a full and fair hearing at a later date."

The court heard today Maguire telling the Greek police, “Don't you know who I am? I'm the captain of Man Utd 'before trying to bribe officers after his chaotic bar fight in Mykonos last week.

The £ 85 million star flew home on Sunday and stayed in the UK before his trial.

A spokesman for the Maguire club said today: & # 39; Manchester United takes note of the Greek court ruling today. Harry Maguire pleaded not guilty to any allegations of wrongdoing against him and continues to make strong claims of his innocence.

Harry Maguire and his brother Joe were both convicted after the chaotic brawl in Greece last week

Harry Maguire and his brother Joe were both convicted after the chaotic brawl in Greece last week

29-year-old Christopher Sharman, pictured, was guilty of two assaults and one for verbal abuse

29-year-old Christopher Sharman, pictured, was guilty of two assaults and one for verbal abuse

It should be noted that the prosecutor's office upheld the charges and presented their evidence late the day before the trial, leaving the defense team with minimal time to digest and prepare it. A motion to adjourn the case was then denied.

"On that basis, Harry Maguire's legal team, along with the abundance of evidence disproving the charges, will now appeal the verdict for a full and fair hearing at a later date."

The charges against Harry Maguire, his brother Joe and his friend Christopher Sharman were found guilty following the brawl in Mykonos

Harry Maguire

GUILTY: Attack

GUILTY: Verbal abuse

GUILTY: Assault on cops

GUILTY: Attempted bribery

Joe Maguire

GUILTY: Attack

GUILTY: Assault on cops

GUILTY: Attempted bribery

Christopher Sharman

GUILTY: Attack

GUILTY: Assault on cops

GUILTY: Verbal abuse

His lawyers represented him in court and his father, Alan, arrived shortly after 11 a.m. local time before the trial.

In court today, Maguire's attorney alleged that the soccer player's sister, Daisy, had been injected with a date rape drug by two mysterious Albanian men outside the bar where the accused were held.

Daisy collapsed and started a brawl, and the police rushed to the scene while the Albanians fled.

The court heard that Maguire and his group asked to be rushed to hospital after the brawl, but were stopped by undercover police.

After more violent clashes, the three defendants were driven to a police station where officers kicked Maguire in the leg and said, "Your career is over".

Officer Mickolos Kolios, however, claimed while testifying that Maguire began pushing officers and being verbally abused.

He claimed the footballer and his brother Joe were trying to bribe officers and Harry said, "Do you know who I am? I'm the captain of Manchester United. I am very rich I can give you money. I can pay you, please let's go. & # 39;

The court also heard Maguire told the police both inside and outside the station.

Maguire's friend Ashden Morley told the court that the Manchester United captain feared he would be kidnapped or robbed when they were stopped by undercover police officers.

Mr Morley, a surveyor from Sheffield and a childhood friend of Harry and Joe, said the incident with the police started when the group returned to their van after one night.

He said that Harry's sister Daisy was killed by & # 39; two Albanian looking men & # 39; had been approached as part of the group to buy burgers and kebabs around midnight.

He added, “Daisy sat about ten feet from us. She was approached by two Albanian looking gentlemen who asked her where she was from and she replied, "Sheffield."

The policeman's attorney describes Maguire as a "disgrace" for "making up a pack of lies".

Ioannis Paradissis, lawyer for two of the six police officers involved in the case, told MailOnline: “Harry Maguire is a shame. He made up a lot of lies and didn't have the decency to apologize.

“He insulted our police officers, and he and his friends injured three of them. They had to be taken to the hospital and were brutally beaten by Maguire, his brother Joe, and her boyfriend.

Maguire and friends then made up a story about Albanians attacking his sister. I've never heard of garbage like this. This was a shameful attempt to cover up their disgusting behavior and an insult to Albanians and the Greek police.

"Maguire is a role model, he should hang his head in shame and return to Greece to apologize."

They stayed with Daisy. Fern (Harry's fiancé) then noticed that her eyes rolled into the back of her head. So she hurried over to Daisy. She then started to fit.

"All the girls started screaming, other people came down and there was a real commotion."

When asked by the Greek Public Prosecutor's Office how Mr. Morley knew that the men were Albanians, he replied: "Because they looked like that and were Albanian in nature."

The court heard that Maguire and his friends stormed off in a minibus to take them to the hospital.

Then they found that two cars were following them before the vehicle pulled up in a courtyard.

It was found that the group of men in these cars were undercover cops.

Mr. Morley added, “The van we were in stopped and the door was thrown open by a man. We thought we were either being robbed or kidnapped. Everyone was very scared. & # 39;

He revealed that Harry and his friend Chris had managed to escape from the van.

Mr Morely added, 'Harry later told me that he was trying to call his agent to tell him he needed help.

I looked out of the van and saw Harry and Chris kneeling on the floor with their hands in the air and being kicked and stamped.

"We were all in the minibus with the doors open, all the girls were hysterical and their eyes were crying."

Sky Sports expert and former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher led an online defense of Maguire and denied allegations made by Greek police.

He wrote: & # 39; Absolute shit! Every story / rumor someone tells about a footballer always starts with "Do you know who I am?" I've never heard a player say that before !! & # 39;

Alan Maguire (left), Harry and Joe's father, arrived in court shortly after 11 a.m. local time before the trial. He was joined by family friend Ashden Morley (right), who is a witness in the case

Alan Maguire (left), Harry and Joe's father, arrived in court just after 11 a.m. local time before the trial. He was joined by family friend Ashden Morley (right), who is a witness in the case

The line reportedly broke out after Harry and Joe Maguire's sister Daisy Maguire (pictured) was stabbed in the arm by Albanian gangsters.

Daisy Maguire

The line reportedly broke out after Harry and Joe Maguire's sister Daisy Maguire (pictured) was stabbed in the arm by Albanian gangsters.

Maguire's brother Laurence tweeted, "This is insane … everyone who knows Harry now knows this whole story is made up."

All six officers involved in the incident were plainclothes police officers who carried out covert patrols in Mykonos town on Thursday evening.

How the chaotic Mykonos brawl with Manchester United captain Harry Maguire unfolded

  • Harry Maguire and friends return to their van last week after a night out in Mykonos.
  • His sister Daisy is approached by two "Albanian-looking" men while the rest of the group picks up burgers and kebabs.
  • Fern, Maguire's fiancé, then notices Daisy's eyes "roll into the back of her head" and she has a fit.
  • The group, who believed Daisy had been injected with date rape drug, clashed with the & # 39; Albanians & # 39; together before taking Daisy to the van.
  • On the way to the hospital, however, they are stopped by undercover police officers.
  • The group thinks they are about to be kidnapped and clash with the police. Maguire, Christopher Sharman and his brother Joe are brought out of the van.
  • After clashes with the police, they are taken to the police station.
  • It is alleged here that the three men continued to abuse and attack police officers, with the Maguire brothers allegedly attempting to bribe police officers.
  • The rest of the group, including Daisy, returned to their mansion while the three defendants spent two nights in jail.

Only four testified at Maguire's trial.

Official Georgios Gilembesis told the court that Maguire and friends were fighting with a group of other men next to a black van in Mykonos Town last Thursday night.

He said he was accompanied by five other officers, all in plain clothes.

After approaching the van, Mr. Gilembesis said they identified themselves as police officers.

He said, "We told them we were police officers and showed them our IDs."

The officer alleged that two men he now knows are Harry and Joe Maguire insulted and physically abused some of the officers present.

He said the officers asked the driver of the delivery truck to follow them to the Mykonos Police Station, where the brothers' attack on them continued.

Gelebessis said all three defendants shouted in English, "F ** k the police, f ** k you."

Gelebessis also revealed bruises on his right arm – injuries allegedly sustained while fighting the defendants.

All police officers involved went to the local clinic in Mykonos for treatment of injuries.

He said the defendants did not appear to have consumed large amounts of alcohol. They went and talked well. & # 39;

Chistos Atreidis, one of the officers who arrested Maguire, told the court, “We didn't know who he was at the time and it would have made no difference.

When we got back to the police station he said he was the leader of Manchester United and said, I am a rich man. I have a lot of money. & # 39;

Police officer Ioannis Stretzos added that Maguire told police officers that he was the captain of Manchester United after arriving at the station.

He claimed that Maguire asked them to "give your price" and told them he was a "very rich man" with a lot of money.

Mr Stretzos added that he didn't know Maguire was the captain of Manchester United until he told the cops himself.

Maguire's brother Laurence, pictured today, tweeted, "This is crazy ... anyone who knows Harry now knows this whole story was made up."

Maguire's brother Laurence, pictured today, tweeted, "This is crazy … anyone who knows Harry now knows this whole story was made up."

He added that he answered Maguire in English with "I don't understand what you want".

Harry Maguire's girlfriend claims that the "lying" Greek police beat him and "shouted that his career was over".

Harry Maguire's girlfriend beat up the "lying" Greek police who arrested him, claiming they had "repeatedly hit him and yelled that his football career was over".

English defense attorney Maguire, 27, is charged with assault, verbal abuse, assault against police officers and attempted bribery following an alleged fight on the holiday island of Mykonos.

But his girlfriend Fern Hawkins took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to hear how the allegations against her boyfriend are making me sick.

She wrote: 'These people are trying their best to ruin Harry's reputation and anyone who believes these lies are being fooled.

& # 39; Harry knew they knew exactly who he was when they recently hit him repeatedly, yelling that his soccer career was over and that he would never play again.

& # 39; Makes me sick. & # 39;

In court today, Maguire's attorney alleged that the soccer player's sister, Daisy, had been injected with a date rape drug by two mysterious Albanian men at the bar where the accused were held.

Daisy collapsed and started a brawl, and the police rushed to the scene while the Albanians fled.

The court heard that Maguire and his group asked to be rushed to hospital after the brawl but were instead driven to a police station, where officers stepped on Maguire's leg and said, "Your career is over".

He also alleged that the two Maguire brothers and their boyfriend continued to verbally abuse and abuse officers after they were taken to the Mykonos Police Station.

He was joined by family friend Ashden Morley, who is a witness in the case.

Mr. Morley is reported to testify that all three of the defendants will be charged with misconduct.

The three suspects spent two nights in a cell before appearing in court on Saturday in Syros, where Harry Maguire pleaded not guilty.

If found guilty, Maguire is likely to face a fine rather than imprisonment, as the charges against him are considered a misdemeanor.

Same goes for his brother Joe and Sharman.

Father of two Joe Maguire from Sheffield is also a soccer player and has played for clubs like Scunthorpe United, Nuneaton Town and Boston.

According to some media reports, her sister Daisy was approached gangster-style by Albanian business people, one of whom started entertaining her, sources told The Sun.

When she refused, she was reportedly thrust in the arm with a sharp metal straw, which drew blood and made her faint. At this point Maguire entered and a fight broke out.

After police intervened, matters escalated, leading to Maguire and two others being arrested for attacking the police.

Yesterday it was proposed that the trial of Maguire be postponed over a coronavirus outbreak in the building where it was due to take place tomorrow.

Officials in the Greek island of Syros have partially closed part of the town hall complex that houses the courthouse where three judges will hear Maguire's case on Tuesday.

Special measures are being put in place in and around the courthouse, but officials from the local authorities are fighting against time to make sure it stays open for the trial.

Nikolaos Livadaras, Mayor of Syros, told MailOnline that the coronavirus outbreak occurred in the City Hall's financial services department, where an employee tested positive and showed other symptoms.

He said: “We are carrying out all necessary health measures and extending a lockdown on any part of the City Hall facilities where a case has been discovered.

"This affects the City Hall's financial services division, which is currently testing all employees after the division director was found to test positive for Covid-19."

Harry Maguire's trial for his brawl in Mykonos could be postponed after officials on the Greek island of Syros partially closed the building where his case will be heard on Tuesday

Harry Maguire's trial for his brawl in Mykonos could be postponed after officials on the Greek island of Syros partially closed the building where his case will be heard on Tuesday

The finance department is located in the same building and not far from the courthouse where Manchester United captain Maguire, 27, is on trial for assaulting and trying to bribe three police officers.

If the process continues, members of the public and media may be prevented from attending, while everyone inside must wear face masks and maintain social distance. The courthouse is also currently being thoroughly cleaned.

Maguire is believed to be in England and not required to attend the hearing after it was decided that lawyers could represent him.

Greece has seen a dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks, with health officials considering new lockdowns for several parts of the country.

Maguire reportedly had a five-hour drinking hour in the days leading up to his arrest and collected a cash bill that was reportedly around £ 63,000 for vintage champagne, cocktails, steaks and lobster.

He is said to have dated Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, Love Island star Chris Hughes and snooker player Judd Trump, as well as members of his family.

It emerged that on a boisterous night, just minutes before he became embroiled in a fight that led to his arrest for attacking three police officers, Maguire devoured a £ 4.50 kebab with friends would have.

Maguire, who makes £ 190,000 a week, sipped the kebab after emerging from the exclusive Bonbonniere nightclub in Mykonos, where he drank with a group of friends on Thursday night.

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