Source: The Indian Express
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire’s trial on charges of assault and attempted bribery following a late-night incident on a Greek island was postponed until Tuesday after he testified before a prosecutor on Saturday.
Our captain has played every single minute of football this past season and has been instrumental in defence.
The 27-year-old England center-half and two other defendants are not compelled to attend the trial and are allowed to return home. Maguire left the court building in an unmarked van for an undisclosed destination after pleading not guilty. The three defendants were charged with multiple instances of assault and battery over a fight they had with others on Mykonos, an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea.
Further reports demonstrated that not only was Harry Maguire acting in self-defence but also attempted to defend his sister, who, after being harassed by a group of men was stabbed in the arm with a metal straw. The police tried to break up the fight and as a result, Maguire and another defendant were also charged with attempted bribery and assault against a policeman although it remains unclear as to which individual attempted bribery. United said Maguire would be leaving Greece:
“Following the appearance in court today,” the club said in a short statement, “we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file. Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges.”
“It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”
United’s players are on their off season break after losing to Sevilla in the Europa League semifinals.
It will be interesting to see how Ole reacts to this incident as this does not instill leadership in the rest of the players. Will he be fined by the manager or perhaps be stripped of captaincy? We don’t know.