Harry Maguire brawl sparked after Man Utd star’s sister ‘stabbed in the arm’

Reports in Greece have claimed that the brawl which led to the arrest of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire started when his sister was stabbed in the arm.

The 27-year-old appeared in court in Syros on Saturday following the incident on Thursday after it was alleged he and two others had an altercation with police officers on the island of Mykonos.

It is believed Maguire was taunted by rival football supporters, which culminated in his sister Daisy being stabbed in the arm with a "sharp object."

Things are then said to have escalated, with a mass brawl erupting, and when police arrived to break things up Maguire was reportedly "verbally abusive to an office and then hit him."

It is said that after punching and kicking the officers he then attempted to bribe them into letting him go.

After spending two nights in a cell he and his two friends, aged 28 and 29, appeared in court but are now free to return to the UK ahead of a hearing on Tuesday which they are not required to attend.

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Harry Maguire arrested in Mykonos

Maguire's lawyer, Konstantine Darivas, said he was in an "excellent condition" with "everything going well," while he also added: "Maguire denies the allegations against him. Fortunately, we will get rid of it tomorrow."

The United captain is being accused of bodily harm and "serial insult", as well as facing charges of serial bribery and violence against officials.

It remains to be seen if Maguire will face punishment from his club for the incident, with a United statement released on Friday reading: "The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.

"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."

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