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The Greek public prosecutor asks Harry Maguire to apologize after the fight in Greece


A prosecutor representing the Greek police officers, Harry Maguire, was found guilty of the attack. He said the soccer player's conviction could be overturned if he apologized.

Yoannis Paradissis also claimed the Manchester United captain's 20-year-old sister Daisy said nothing about being drugged by Albanians during an interview with police.

An integral part of Maguire's defense was that he, his brother, and a friend had gone to the aid of Daisy, who fainted one night in Mykonos after being given a date rape by "two Albanians" they did not know. Drug had been injected. who then fled.

Maguire immediately appealed yesterday after receiving a suspended sentence for his involvement in Friday's early morning brawl on the vacation island.

Speaking about the appeal this morning, Mr Paradissis, who represented the police officers in court yesterday, told BBC Radio 4's Today program: “The appeal in Greece is a new trial, the trial starts over.

So I think the three defendants still have time to apologize, and then I think the outcome might be different.

Greek prosecutor Yoannis Paradissis (pictured outside the Syros court yesterday) said the conviction of football player Harry Maguire could be overturned if he apologized to the police

Daisy Maguire shared this photo of her with brother Harry Maguire hours before his trial began in Greece yesterday. Prosecutors did not tell Daisy about being drugged by Albanians when she was interviewed by police early in the morning on Friday after the brawl

Daisy Maguire shared this photo of her with brother Harry Maguire hours before his trial began in Greece yesterday. Prosecutors did not tell Daisy about being drugged by Albanians when she was interviewed by police early in the morning on Friday after the brawl

"Under Greek law, you can withdraw some allegations of non-exacerbated assault and verbal abuse, the insults that the police officers have been accused of."

When asked if the police would accept this, Mr. Paradissis said, “Well, I don't know, but they told me that they are still waiting for an apology and haven't heard any.

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.

"And I find that pretty shocking and pretty unsportsmanlike (sic), because fair play means if I've done something wrong, I apologize or at least say that I'm sorry about what happened to the other person."

Mr. Paradissis added: “No one in the Maguire family has been heard. We still haven't heard his position, what happened because I represent some police officers who have been hit, they have injuries.

"We have the three defendants, they say they are not guilty, but on the other hand, they do not explain how these injuries came about."

Harry Maguire's father Alan Maguire left Syros after yesterday's trial on a small boat with football player Ashden Morley's friend, who testified.

One viewer told MailOnline: “You looked completely fed up. They wore face masks, but their body language was that they were in a hurry to get started when the rig was ready to go. "

It is believed that the two men returned to Mykonos, where the incident occurred.

When asked about Maguire who claims that he and his friends are the victims, Mr Paradissis said this morning, “We don't have the same definition of what a victim is because how can you be a victim and the cops who were attacked, beaten who were doing their job and they went home injured that day – how can they not be a victim?

Speaking of allegations that Maguire's sister had been injected with a drug, Paradissis added, “Sure, but that is obviously irrelevant to the attack on the police officers.

“Anyway, the strange thing about this case about the sister is that the sister was interviewed by the police and didn't tell the police about it. This is a new line of defense that we heard recently. & # 39;

When asked if Maguire knew the cops were cops, Mr. Paradissis said, “Of course, because that's the first thing they said. The police were there for other duties and heard a brawl.

Harry Maguire's father Alan Maguire (left, with glasses) left Syros yesterday on a small boat with the friend of soccer player Ashden Morley (right, in black), who was testifying in court

Harry Maguire's father Alan Maguire (left, with glasses) left Syros yesterday on a small boat with the friend of football player Ashden Morley (right, black), who testified in court

Alan Maguire and Mr. Morley are said to have left Syros yesterday to return to Mykonos

Alan Maguire and Mr. Morley are said to have left Syros yesterday to return to Mykonos

"They heard some people fighting so they went there to end the fight and they said 'we are the police, stop fighting." They weren't in uniform but they showed their professional IDs. "

Maguire was told last night to "hang his head in shame" after being found guilty of attacking the Greek police and then trying to bribe his way out of them.

The 27-year-old immediately appealed after the conviction, saying he and his family were "the victims" and that he would fight to prove his innocence.

The judges heard Maguire tell the officers who arrested him, his brother, and a friend, “Don't 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;

Last night, Maguire was dropped from England's next two games just hours after he was announced on the squad.

Maguire leaves a courthouse on Syros Island on Saturday before returning to the UK

Maguire leaves a courthouse on Syros Island on Saturday before returning to the UK

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

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

Maguire was convicted of assault, verbal abuse and attempted bribery at the end of a day-long trial before three judges on Syros Island.

His 21-month prison sentence was suspended for three years as it was his first offense and the crimes were considered a "misdemeanor." He wasn't in court.

His 28-year-old brother Joe has been convicted of assault, assaulting the police and attempted bribery, while 29-year-old Christopher Sharman has been convicted of two assaults and verbal abuse. They each received a 13-month suspended sentence.

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

He said the three men were "liars" who did not apologize for their actions.

Christopher Sharman, 29, has been found guilty of two attacks and verbal abuse

Christopher Sharman, 29, has been found guilty of two attacks and verbal abuse

In a statement following the ruling, Maguire 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."

Manchester United said they stand by the £ 190,000 a week defender for whom they paid a record £ 80m a year ago.

The conviction could jeopardize the father of two's lucrative recommendations to brands like Puma.

Maguire was allowed to fly home on Saturday after his release from custody.

His father, Alan, was on trial when his legal team unsuccessfully requested that the case be adjourned.

Defense attorney Alexis Anagnostakis claimed the three men went to the aid of Maguire's sister Daisy, who passed out one evening.

They claimed she had been injected with a rape drug by "two Albanians" they did not know who then fled.

When plainclothes police arrived at the scene, Maguire and his group mistook them for other troublemakers, and an argument broke out.

They asked to be taken to the local hospital, but instead were driven to a police station, Anagnostakis said.

At one point the police kicked Maguire's leg and said, "Your career is over."

Alan Maguire (left), Harry and Joe's father, visited the court in Greece yesterday with family friend Ashden Morley (right).

Alan Maguire (left), Harry and Joe's father, visited the court in Greece yesterday with family friend Ashden Morley (right).

Maguire's friend Ashden Morley told the court that Maguire's sister was approached by two Albanian-looking men when part of the group was buying kebabs.

Miss Maguire's eyes rolled in her head, and the group feared that she had been injected with a date rape drug.

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

When they returned to their van to take them to the hospital, they were stopped by a group of men in two cars.

"The door was pulled open by a man," said Mr. Morley. “We thought we were either being robbed or kidnapped. Everyone was very scared. & # 39;

Harry Maguire's girlfriend Fern Hawkins (pictured together) criticized the "lying" Greek police who arrested him, claiming they had "repeatedly hit him and yelled that his football career was over".

Harry Maguire's girlfriend Fern Hawkins (pictured together) criticized the "lying" Greek police who arrested him, claiming they had "repeatedly hit him and yelled that his football career was over".

But three officers denied this. Georgios Gelebessis said he and his colleagues showed their IDs to Maguire and his party.

Christos Atreidis said he did not know who Maguire was at the time and even if he had it would have made no difference.

Mickolos Kolios told the court Maguire had started pushing his colleagues and was abusive.

Following the verdict, Paradissis told Sky News: “We found your behavior completely unsporting.

“We understand, especially when you've been drinking and something bad happens, and then we think that as an athlete and role model, you have to accept what you've done and apologize.

Footballer Harry Maguire will play for Manchester United on June 24 this year

Footballer Harry Maguire will play for Manchester United on June 24 this year

“They said it was all the cops' fault for the brutality of the police and the police tried to pull them by force, which of course is a total lie and was not accepted by the court.

“However, the victims – the cops – just want an apology and they still haven't received one and we are totally appalled by it. It could have ended with an apology. & # 39;

Maguire's fiancée Fern Hawkins, 26, the mother of his two young daughters, tweeted, "These people are trying to ruin Harry's reputation and anyone who believes these lies is being fooled."

She added, “They knew who he was when they hit him repeatedly recently. His football career was over and he would never play again. Makes me sick. & # 39;

Maguire's brother Laurence, 23, tweeted, "This is insane – anyone who knows Harry knows this whole story was made up."

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