Harry Maguire’s brother today slammed a “crazy” cop who claimed the $155 million (AUD) defender boasted after his arrest: “Don’t you know who I am”.
The $347,000-a-week Man Utd captain allegedly ranted at cops after being arrested for brawling outside a Mykonos nightclub last week.
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His trial heard today how Maguire fumed: “Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go”.
But brother Laurence, who plays as a defender for Chesterfield FC, has rubbished the court claims on Twitter.
He tweeted a link to a story about Maguire’s alleged quotes, saying: “This is crazy … anyone who knows Harry now knows this whole story is fabricated.”
Sky Sport pundit and ex-footballer Jamie Carragher also hit out at the claims, tweeting: “Absolute b******s! Every story/rumour someone tells about a footballer always starts with ‘Do you know who I am?’
“I’ve never once heard any player say that!!”
This is crazy… anyone who knows Harry now knows this whole story is fabricated 🙈 https://t.co/5XqotKI0pk
The claims were made at a court in Syros today where Maguire, brother Joe and pal Chris Sharman are currently on trial over a drunken brawl.
The trial heard how Maguire’s younger sister Daisy was injected in the arm by Albanian men, which caused her to faint.
Maguire and his group asked to be taken to hospital after the incident, but were driven to a police station instead – as the Albanian men fled.
Once at the police station, officers allegedly kicked Maguire on the leg and told him: “Your career is over”.
Dad Alan has travelled to the court on the Greek island of Syros today to support his sons.
But none of the defendants – including Maguire – are in court today and are instead being represented by their legal team.
Harry leaving the courthouse.Source:AFP
Utd captain Maguire, 27, footballer brother Joe, 28, and pal Chris Sharman are all charged with assault and violence against an officer.
The brothers are further charged with attempted bribery, while Maguire and Chris are accused of verbal assault.
They deny the charges.
The bribery charges carry a maximum sentence of up to five years in jail and a fine.
But the group are able to appeal the decision in a higher court if they are found guilty today.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
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