International Football
Red Devils Captain Maguire questioned after allegedly being abusive to an officer in Mykonos

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire arrived on the island of Syros on Friday to face a prosecutor after being detained for questioning on the Greek island of Mykonos following his alleged involvement in an incident in which police officers were assaulted after a brawl, a police source said.

Officers were called in to break up a brawl early on Friday between two groups of tourists. Two other Britons were also detained.

“The soccer player was verbally abusive to an officer and then hit him,” a police official said. “The three were resisting when brought to the Mykonos police station.”

Manchester United issued a statement saying they were aware of the incident involving Maguire.

“The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Maguire in Mykonos last night,” it said.

“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.”

Maguire and the two other detainees were taken by ship to the nearby island of Syros, where they will face charges by a public prosecutor, the police official said.

Mykonos is a popular holiday destination with a reputation as a party island that never sleeps.

Extended restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections go into effect on Friday on the island, including a ban on live parties and festivities, a limit of nine people in all public and private gatherings and compulsory mask wearing.

 

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