The lawyer who secured a guilty verdict against Harry Maguire has denounced his “ridiculous” account of how he came to be charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and attempted bribery.
Ioannis Paradissis hit out at Maguire following the Manchester United captain’s first interview since he was handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence by a Greek court.
Maguire told BBC News on Thursday that he thought he and others were being kidnapped by fake police in Mykonos and that he had tried to run away in fear for his life after being hit on the legs and told: “You won’t play again.”
Paradissis told MailOnline: “I’ve seen and read what Maguire said and it’s ridiculous and only adds further insult to the harm he caused the policemen he attacked and the Greek justice system as a whole.
“Maguire claims that he feared he was being kidnapped, yet his response is to run away and call his agent, leaving behind his fiancé, brothers and sister and childhood friends. Even if you accepted this as true, which I don’t, these are not the actions of an honourable man.”
Maguire said he had been taken by minibus to what it later transpired was a police station.
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