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Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by ogbiwa: 7:15am On Aug 27, 2020
Harry Maguire's lack of apology following his trial in Greece is "shocking" and "unsportsmanlike", says one of the prosecution lawyers.

On Tuesday, the Manchester United captain was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult following his arrest on the island of Mykonos last week.

He was sentenced to 21 months, 10 days in prison, suspended for three years.

Maguire, 27, has appealed the verdict.

United say the appeal means the defender's original conviction is "nullified" and a more senior court will now consider the case.

But lawyer Dr Ioannis Paradissis said there was still time "to say sorry".

England defender Maguire was arrested along with brother Joe, 28, and family friend Christopher Sharman, 29, on Thursday after an altercation with police. Both Joe Maguire and Sharman were sentenced to 13 months in prison, also suspended for three years.

All three men denied all charges.

Dr Paradissis, who represented two of the six Greek police officers involved in the case, told the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4: "The appeal process in Greece is a retrial. So obviously there is still time for the three defendants to say they are sorry and then I believe that the outcome might be different.

"It would be different because under Greek law you can withdraw some accusations - non-aggravated bodily harm and the verbal assaults that were shouted at the policeman.

"I don't know if my clients would accept that but they told me they are still waiting for an apology and they haven't heard any and this is what I find quite shocking and quite unsportsmanlike, because fair play means when I've done something wrong, I apologise."

Maguire said after Tuesday's verdict he had instructed his 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," he added.

Leading sports lawyer Dr Gregory Ioannidis has told BBC Sport it could take up to a year before any hearing and the case will likely go to the Piraeus Court of Appeal. He added it could be delayed even further if there are requests for further adjournments.

Dr Paradissis added: "I'm representing some policemen that have been hit, they have injuries and the three defendants say they are not guilty but on the other side they don't explain how these injuries were made.

"We don't have the same definition of what a victim is then because how can you be a victim and the policeman that have been assaulted, hit, that were just doing their job, they went home with injuries - how can they not be a victim?"

Maguire's lawyer Alexis Anagnostakis - one of Greece's top human rights lawyers - told the court the events stemmed from Maguire's sister Daisy being injected with a substance by a group of Albanians and she immediately fainted.

The defendants called for transport and asked to be driven to a hospital, but were instead taken to a police station.

The prosecution said Maguire, his brother and friend then physically and verbally attacked police officers.

"Obviously that [Maguire's sister being injected] is irrelevant concerning the assault committed against the police officers," said Dr Paradissis.

"And in any case what is strange about this case about the sister is that the sister was interviewed by police and she said nothing about that to the police. This is a new line of defence that we heard recently."

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53920365

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by logon599: 7:15am On Aug 27, 2020
In other words the lawyer is saying he's fully guilty. We'll wait and see.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Vyzz: 7:30am On Aug 27, 2020
cool


This land is for sale.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by ebexofficial: 7:37am On Aug 27, 2020
Pride, Arrogance

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by olaric(m): 8:01am On Aug 27, 2020
As a friend of mine would always say: "as proud as an English man"

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Abboki: 8:50am On Aug 27, 2020
cool
Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by jericco1(m): 8:50am On Aug 27, 2020
Don't mind him. Thank God Bruno Fernandez is not there to take the penalty for him angry

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by ForeThinker: 8:50am On Aug 27, 2020
Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Fheelzz(m): 8:50am On Aug 27, 2020
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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by NettyNelly(m): 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
He aidn't behave well and should apologize. He would have done so if Man U stripped his captainship.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by ipobarethieves: 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
sad If he say sorry and get 5 yrs nkoh

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by crossfm: 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
Useless player.He is the main reason why I see most of this transfer's as scam.

How can anyone tell me that this guy cost us such huge amount. He should be at most 15million pounds.

I don't blame him,its man u I blame for splashing such money on him.
Before you come for me,I'm a man u fan.we really ...ked up.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by kambili999(f): 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
as simple as, ' I am sorry, thank you, excuse me, please' may be they are magical. they go a long way.


saying I am sorry doesn't make you any less of a human being

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by chrisxxx(m): 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
Manure Player are full of shit

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by wale377(m): 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
His ego = his head size

Na why e never apologize

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Yimosky: 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
Oya
Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by UDUJ(m): 8:51am On Aug 27, 2020
A thug is a thug, whether rich or not. Maguire is a thug. And as a longtime Man U fan I find his actions disturbing and disgraceful.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Afam4eva(m): 8:52am On Aug 27, 2020
They should deal with him before MESSI does it.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by EmptyGarden(m): 8:52am On Aug 27, 2020
Na money dey spoil children o.
Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by majamajic(m): 8:52am On Aug 27, 2020
No one is asking

Why they took her injured sister to police station instead of hospital he requested for ?
His sister was injected , he called a taxi to rush her to hospital , instead he took her to police station

Who won't be mad ?

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Nobody: 8:52am On Aug 27, 2020
Maguire wants to intentionally go to prison to avoid the embarrassment that will inevitably befall Manchester United next season cheesy



You think oyinbo too don't have ajegunle sense cheesy cheesy

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by espn(m): 8:53am On Aug 27, 2020
Police cannot be trusted that is why it is so difficult to take side.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by sacajawea: 8:53am On Aug 27, 2020
Na So English People dey

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Kinaman: 8:53am On Aug 27, 2020
:D2
Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by mattbass(m): 8:53am On Aug 27, 2020
But the other guy na him look for trouble na....some people too dey test ppl to see how they go react.

Maguire no still allow pride kill you because e go affect your career.

Not everyone is good in managing anger.

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Nelly4you: 8:53am On Aug 27, 2020
nah so
Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Cyoung4real(m): 8:55am On Aug 27, 2020
Apologies for what? How can someone stab my sister, instead of taking us her to the hospital, you are taking us to the station. If it was me, I will quarrel with the officers too. What nonsense undecided undecided

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Codes151(m): 8:56am On Aug 27, 2020
Apologize for what?

Them see celebrity.
Tried to drugged his sister.

Throw jibes and shit. Like he isn’t human too?

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Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Ritabright(f): 8:56am On Aug 27, 2020
lipsrsealed
Re: Maguire's Lack Of Apology Is "Shocking" & "Unsportsmanlike"- Prosecution Lawyer by Kingpele(m): 8:56am On Aug 27, 2020
Chai... Someone want to take his sick sister to hospital, the psycho driver took them to a police station, is police station hospital... What if the lady died, maybe such was the reason for the outburst... But he could have apologized, no one is above mistake.... But on a second thought why did they have to go to Greece? that country that is rapidly turning into a third world country...

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