A quite encouraging news came from the Premier League giants, Manchester United. The appeal filed by lawyer Harry Maguire on allegations of violence in Greece was granted by the local court, the captain was then free from punishment.
The 28-year-old player has been in detention over an incident in Greece. At that time, Maguire, who was in a bar, was accused of attacking the police who were trying to break up the existing dispute.
Initially, the local judge’s ruling stated that the former Leicester City player was guilty, then sentenced him to imprisonment for 21 months and 10 days.
Fortunately, this Manchester United player did not need to be in prison, his sentence was suspended because what Maguire did was considered a minor offense.
Even so, Harry Maguire’s team of attorneys was not satisfied with the outcome of the decision. Then, they appealed because they felt their client was innocent.
Like a tit for tat, the appeal filed by the player’s legal team was then granted by the court. With that, the sentence imposed on Harry Maguire was officially repealed.
“An appeal against yesterday’s verdict was filed this morning by Harry’s legal team. In accordance with the court process in Greece, the appeal has removed the original court ruling and canceled the sentence,”
“The appeal has been received and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court. This means Harry has no criminal record and is again presumed innocent until proven,” the club said in an official statement.
Prior to this, Harry Maguire had denied deliberately committing this violence. At that time he did it purely to protect his younger brother from the incident.
“After the trial, I instructed my legal team to notify the court that we are going to file an appeal,”
“I remain strong and confident about our innocence in this case – that I, my family and friends are victims,” said Maguire’s statement a few days ago.
Whatever it is, it is clear that Harry Maguire is now completely free from the existing penalties and he can return to England to prepare for pre-season training with Manchester United.