‘I was scared for my life’ – says Maguire of Greece incident

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Harry Maguire says he was scared for his life during the recent incident which took place in Greece in which he found guilty of charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery with England international insisting that he won’t regret his actions.

Manchester United player(Harry Maguire) has already appealed to the court after he was given a 21-month suspended prison sentence on Tuesday.

In a conflict with the police that happened in Mykonos(Greece), Harry Maguire was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery which he found guilty of.

In a public interview with BBC Sports’s Dan Roan Maguire said he thought he was being kidnapped – and he completely denied the fact that he had tried to bribe the police for that incident.

Maguire added “These two men approached my little sister,”

“They questioned my sister where she was from, she replied and then my fiancee saw her eyes going to the back of her head. She ran over, and she was fainting, in and out of consciousness.

“My first thought that came to my mind that we were getting kidnapped. We got down on our knees, put our hands in the air.

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“They started hitting us, he got one of my hands in the handcuff and he was hitting my leg saying, ‘Your career’s over, no more football, you won’t play again’.

“At that point, I thought it’s not possible that these are police the way they are interacting with us and I don’t know who they are, I attempted to move away. I was in that much fear and I was scared for my life.”

Maguire further added that he doesn’t think that he has done any wrong action during that incident so he doesn’t want to apologize for it.

Maguire added “I don’t think that I had to do an apology to anybody, “An apology is when you are a part of something which is not right. I regret putting the fans and the club through this.”

Maguire replied when he was asked that he had attempted to bribe the police “No, for sure, I have seen that statement and I thought it’s just ridiculous.”

Maguire was also questioned whether he will go-ahead to continue as a Manchester United captain.

“It’s a dream club for me to play for it, but I don’t know what would be decided in the future, it’s not up to me.

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“I have total faith in the greek law, that the retrial will give us ample amount of time to prepare ourselves, collect evidence and allow witnesses into the court, and the truth will come out.”

The people who found guilty in the incident are Harry Maguire his brother Joe Maguire and their friend Christopher Sharman which happened in Greece.

Greek police alleged that there are three respondents who had been involved in an argument with officers and that bribery was tried after they were taken to the police station.

England manager Gareth Southgate released Maguire from his England squad for the Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark next month after the guilty verdict was returned.

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