Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire Released After Altercation With Greek Police

Maguire has been charged with "serial bodily harm and serial insult" by the Greek courts

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Harry Maguire of Manchester United looks on at a training session at Sportpark Hoehenberg on August 14, 2020 in Cologne, Germany.
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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was released on Saturday from custody after spending two nights in a prison cell following an altercation with Greek police in Mykonos. The 27-year-old defender will be allowed to travel back to the United Kingdom, with his lawyers representing him at a court date on Tuesday, according to the BBC.

The incident occurred on Thursday night on the Greek island, and saw Maguire and two other “foreigners” allegedly insult police after an altercation between the United player’s group and another outside of a bar. There was also an accusation of physical violence against police officers, though a statement by the police did not specify whether Maguire was the one to commit the assault.

Journalist Johnny Georgopoulous reported on Saturday that Maguire has been released, and that he will be charged with “serial bodily harm and serial insult” as a result of the incident:

According to, Maguire attempted to run away from police in order to escape, allegedly cursing at them in the process. His lawyers said on Saturday that, as of right now, Maguire is a free man, but he still faces the charges outlined above.

Manchester United released a statement after Maguire pleaded not guilty to the charges, saying they would not comment further:

Following the appearance in court today 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.

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The Greek police’s statement also alleged that one of Maguire’s group attempted to offer money to officers in order to not have a court date set on the charges.

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