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Sky News 22 Aug 2020

Harry Maguire avoids questions after court appearance over Mykonos 'fight'


England footballer Harry Maguire avoided questions following a court appearance over an alleged fight on the island of Mykonos.

The Manchester United captain was arrested along with two other Britons during a break before the new season.

UPDATE: Manchester United said in a statement: "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."

Harry Maguire has been dramatically dropped from the England squad this evening after he was found guilty of assault and bribery in a court in Greece.
The Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has pleaded not guilty to charges on the Green island of Mykonos after claims he was involved in a brawl with police in a bar.

The England defender has been released from police custody following his arrest on Thursday with two other men.

Greek police say the men face accusations including causing bodily harm and attempting to bribe an official.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reporting by Olly Foster.
England footballer Harry Maguire was convicted of all the charges against him by a court on the island of Syros.

He was arrested with his brother and a friend after a fight broke out while he was on holiday in Mykonos over claims his sister was injected with a suspected "rape drug".
Gareth Southgate has defended his decision to include Harry Maguire in the England squad for next month's Nations League games.

After announcing the decision, the England manager said he had spoken to the player and had an "insight" into what happened which is "very different to what is being recorded".

He said: "If facts or information changes I will have to review that decision, but I have a fantastic relationship with the boy, he has been a fantastic character for us - he has my support at this moment."

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