Man Utd captain Maguire arrested after ‘alleged incident’ in Greece
Harry Maguire arrested: The Manchester United captain was arrested on Thursday following an “alleged incident” on the Greek island of Mykonos, the club confirmed on Friday.
UPDATE: Sky Sports has shed further light on the alleged situation following a statement from Greek police. There was an alleged altercation between three foreigners and police officers, as well as accusations of bribery to avoid charges and trial after the incident. Maguire is not listed by name as one of the individuals.
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The Greek police have released a statement saying 3 foreigners have been arrested for attacking and injuring police officers in Mykonos.They were arrested for disobedience, bodily harm, insult, and attempted bribary and Harry Maguire is a person of interest" pic.twitter.com/dE05fUl63D
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“The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night,” Man United said in a brief statement. “Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully cooperating with the Greek authorities. At this time we will be making no further comment”
Maguire has since been transferred to Syros, another of the Greek islands, where he is currently being held. Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.
Maguire was on vacation in Greece after United wrapped up their season with a defeat in the Europa League semifinals at the hands of Sevilla. Players are currently enjoying a brief break before reporting for the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season, which is set to kick off on Sept. 12. Due to their participation in the UEL, however, United will be given an extra week before starting their season again Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sept. 19.