Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was given a suspended sentence of 21 months in prison after he had been found guilty after a brawl while on holiday in Greece.
Maguire, 27, was found guilty of recurrent bodily injury, attempted bribery, violence against public workers, and insult following his arrest, on the island of Mykonos. He’d denied all of the charges.
The paragraphs for all three defendants were suspended for 3 decades.
The England defender was discharged from custody over the weekend and has been permitted to go back to the United Kingdom.
Manchester United said in a statement their participant was”fully cooperating” with the Greek government.
The team stated Maguire”has been strongly maintaining his innocence” and could appeal the verdict.
“It ought to be noticed that the prosecution affirmed the fees and supplied their signs late on the afternoon before the trial, providing the defense staff minimum time to digest them and prepare,” United said. A petition for the situation to be adjourned was then denied.
“On this foundation, together with the significant body of evidence refuting the charges, Harry Maguire’s legal staff will appeal the verdict, to permit a fair and full hearing at a later date”
Maguire was called up to the national group’s UEFA Nations League games despite his arrest. England coach Gareth Southgate stated that the protector had apologized to be arrested following a brawl.
“I have the insight to the narrative that’s quite different from what is reported,” Southgate said earlier on Tuesday.
“You can just make conclusions on facts you’re mindful of. Certainly, if details change or advice changes I Will Need to examine the decision… he’s my support right now”
Maguire is the planet’s most expensive defender, with signed for Manchester United out of Leicester City annually in a deal worth $80 million ($87.4 million).