Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been arrested on the island of Mykonos for allegedly attacking police officers after a loud evening.
The £ 85million England international was reportedly embroiled in a scuffle with a group of other Englishmen before becoming “very abusive and aggressive” towards the officers who arrived to intervene.
Maguire, 27, was pictured drinking at a poolside party yesterday with United youngsters Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes and snooker Judd Trump.
Police said two groups of Englishmen who were brawling outside the Fabrica bar in Mykonos in the early hours of Friday morning and when they attempted to intervene were stopped by three men.
“When the fight was settled, one of the two groups – along with the football players – started verbally insulting the officers. There were several policemen there. At one point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28 and 29 – threw a swing at one of the police officers and a fight ensued. Petros Vassilak is a police spokesman said.
“All three were arrested, but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the footballer, also turned violent. They threw at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.
“I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All the English swear against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are detained, locked in a cell in Mykonos. They will appear later in the day before a district attorney on the island of Syros to be charged with aggravated assault.
Harry Maguire appeared on Love Island star Chris Hughes’ Instagram Stories on Wednesday and was seen drinking shots
Maguire (left) was pictured earlier Thursday enjoying a drink by a swimming pool with fellow Manchster United stars Brandon Williams (right, seated to the young woman’s left) and Marcus Rashford (seated at his right)
Maguire, 27, was pictured drinking at a pool party yesterday with fellow United youths Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes and snooker Judd Trump .
Harry Maguire’s girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted this Instagram photo last night with the caption: “Vacation with you… ♥ ️”
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire posing with a fan last night in Mykonos town
Harry Maguire plays LASK Linz at Old Trafford earlier this month for Manchester United in the Europa League
Earlier, a police source told the MailOnline how residents had called police to report loud behavior outside a bar and that tourists were not leaving the area – despite a coronavirus curfew in place.
“The group was very loud and some locals called the police because they had not left the area,” the source told MailOnline.
“The group of men were in a minibus and after the police arrived, they followed them. The officers stopped the van. Two of the men got out and there was an argument and they started attacking the police. Maguire was very abusive and aggressive towards the officers.
“He was arrested and handcuffed and taken to the police station on preliminary charges of attempted assault and using abusive language with the police. “
Bar owners in Mykonos must close at midnight or face fines from the Greek government.
Manchester United said in a statement: “The club are aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.
“Contacts have been made with Harry and he is fully cooperating with the Greek authorities.
“At this time, we will not make any further comment. “
Images posted on a Greek website show Maguire earlier in the night chatting with fans in the Matogiannia area of Mykonos Town.
Brits were chanting his name on the streets and posing for selfies with the soccer ace before things went wrong.
It is not clear whether this video was filmed at the same bar as the alleged incident or whether anyone else who appears was involved in the altercation.
His girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted an Instagram photo last night with the caption: “Vacation with you… ♥ ️”.
United players are taking time off after their Europa League efforts earlier this month.
The club were eliminated by Spain’s Sevilla team last Sunday.
If they had won this match, they would face Inter Milan in the final tonight against Germany.
Maguire said he was “devastated” by the exit from the semi-final against the Spanish team last week.
He added: “We deserved to pass, but we ended up failing in the semi-finals, for the third time this season.
“It means a lot to us, the boys are devastated. We have a good group of guys who know what it means to play for this club and losing is not acceptable. Getting to the semi-finals is not acceptable and now we have to consider taking a new step.
“Maybe that little bit of inexperience cost us in the end. Even when we’re at the top, we create chances not to concede that second goal.
“They worked well on the right, but we have to do better. We conceded on two crosses and it is not good enough.