Manchester United Captain, Harry Maguire, has been found guilty of aggravated assault in Greece.
Maguire was convicted by a Greek court of punching a police officer before asking “do you know who I am” in an attempt to bribe his way out of trouble.
The prosecution alleged that once Maguire, who has been named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad despite the ongoing court case, arrived at a police station, he said: “Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go.”
Plainclothes police officers intervened to calm the situation, but the “English men” did not, and one of the defendants said “f***, f*** the police” and one punched an officer, it was claimed.
Maguire’s lawyer, Alexis Anagnostakis, told the court that that two Albanian men had approached Maguire’s sister Daisy – who fainted immediately after being injected with an unknown substance.
They called for transport and asked to be driven to hospital, but were instead taken to a police department.
Mr Anagnostakis alleged that Maguire was then kicked in the leg by police officers who told him: “Your career is over.”
The defence argued they were breaking away to make a phone call. But the police officer said he did not see them make one.
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