Harry Maguire to spend second night in jail for ‘punching cop and bribing police’ Greek police say.
The England footballer, 27, was arrested following an alleged fight on Thursday night, along with two other Britons.
Police said there had been an altercation and an exchange of words with officers, and that the three men would appear before a prosecutor on the nearby island of Syros on Saturday.
Clips filmed at 6pm show topless Maguire pouring himself a large Jack Daniel’s and Coke at poolside bar SantAnna, where VIP tables cost £1,000 and beds £500 for the afternoon.
One eyewitness told reporters: “There was a group of guys who had been chanting at Harry on Wednesday night, but it was a bit of banter.
“On Thursday they were more aggressive, saying, ‘F*** United’.
“They were trying to wind him up. They were also trying to mess around with a group of girls there.
“Harry got upset. They told Harry, ‘F*** United’ again and a brawl started with Harry’s mates.
“As they fell to the ground Harry was kicking the guys in the back. The girls were screaming.
“Two police officers nearby came to try and break it up and Harry got really p***ed off with them.
“He was telling them, ‘Go f*** yourselves, this is none of your business.’
“The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night,” United said in a statement on Friday.
“Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities. At this time we will be making no further comment.”
Greek police said in a statement officers had tried to break up an altercation between two groups outside a bar and that the three foreigners had then verbally abused and assaulted one of the officers.
The statement claimed that after arriving at Mykonos police station, the three arrested individuals then “strongly resisted, pushing and hitting three police officers” and that “one of the detainees tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed”.
The police say a file has been opened which includes accusations of “violence against officials, disobedience, bodily harm, insult and attempted bribery of an official”.
Maguire joined United from Leicester for £80m – a world record fee for a defender – in August 2019.
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