Following Manchester United captain Harry Maguire's arrest after an altercation on the Greek island of Mykonos last week, his legal team's request to the local court to postpone the trial was denied and the proceedings are set to go ahead.
While he was reportedly released from police custody on the night of the incident itself, Maguire did not have enough time to go over the charges levelled against him.
The 27-year-old was not present in the court but he pleaded not guilty and denied the charges of aggravated assault and attempted bribery of an official.
The incident allegedly got started after the England international got into an argument outside the Fabrica bar in Mykonos, followed by 'very abusive and aggressive' behaviour towards the officers who attempted to intervene at the scene.
As per police reports, the scuffle broke out outside the bar in the early hours of Friday morning and two other Englishmen along with Maguire began abusing the officers.
With major holiday spots out of reach due to the various lockdowns necessitated by the global pandemic, Maguire, along with his fellow Red Devils Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams, Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Tottenham's Dele Alli had headed down to the Greek island to celebrate their post-season downtime.
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