Manchester United captain Harry Maguire defended himself against police behavior during his detention on the Greek island of Mykonos. The 27-year-old defender told the BBC that he was afraid for his life when he was arrested and thought that someone was trying to kidnap him.
Maguire was detained last week after coming into conflict with other tourists. Then, according to the accusation, he first verbally and finally physically attacked the intervening police officers. He subsequently received a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days in prison from the court for personal injury, attempted bribery, assault of a public official and insult.
However, the world’s most expensive defender appealed against the punishment and questioned the work of the police. According to Maguire, he attacked two men who were allegedly drugged at the bar and attacked his younger sister. On the way from the hospital, the English representative was detained when the car was stopped by plainclothes police and, without identifying himself, was roughly pulled from the minibus.
“They started beating us, beating me on the leg and saying that my career was ending and that I would never play football again. At that moment I thought, This can’t be the police. I don’t know who it was, so I tried to run away, “ Maguire added, while dismissing the allegations of bribery.
“I have complete confidence in Greek law. Continuing the trial will give us a chance to prepare, gather evidence and bring witnesses. I am convinced that the truth will come out.” said a former defender of Sheffield, Hull or Leicester, from which he transferred to Manchester United last year for £ 80 million.