Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has reportedly been given a date for a hearing where he can try to clear himself over a holiday brawl.
The appeal is set for June 7 next year and is expected to be held on the Greek Island of Syros, near Mykonos, according to a report from The Sun. It comes following the England defender’s involvement in a bust-up with Mykonos police back in August 2020.
Maguire, 29, and his brother Joe, 30, were both found guilty of assaulting an officer as well as attempted bribery. They were subsequently slapped with suspended prison sentences of 21 months and 10 days.
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The United skipper has since maintained his innocence, declaring at the time: “I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing.
“I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter. If anything, myself, family and friends are the victims.”
It is understood Maguire and his brother got involved in the brawl while on holiday with his family and now-wife Fern, 28.
The incident occurred after two men allegedly tried to inject their sister Daisy with a date rape drug. His sister collapsed, thereby kicking-off a brawl as police arrived on the scene.
The court date set by Greek police will come as welcome news to Maguire, who is now able to focus on a crucial few months ahead with United and then the England national team at the Qatar World Cup. Yet it also means the centre-back will have had to wait nearly three years in order to try to clear his name by the time of the hearing.
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