HARRY MAGUIRE’S brother insisted the England star would never say sorry as the player’s appeal against his conviction was accepted by the Greek courts.
The ruling paves the way for a full retrial and means the Manchester United footballer ‘has no criminal record and is once again innocent until proven guilty’, his club said yesterday.
The defender had been convicted on Tuesday of assaulting a police officer, attempted bribery and resisting arrest, following an alleged brawl on holiday island Mykonos.
The appeal success came despite a prosecutor saying Maguire had to show contrition if he wanted his appeal to be taken seriously. Dr Yoannis Paradissis told BBC Radio 4 yesterday: ‘The police officers told me they are still waiting for an apology and they haven’t had any. This is what I find quite shocking and quite unsporting.’
But Maguire’s brother Laurence, 23, tweeted that there was ‘absolute no chance Harry will be apologising’.
The Chesterfield FC player said police had failed to interview anyone in the star’s group, including their sister Daisy, about the fracas outside a bar.
Maguire, 27, claims Daisy (pictured top with him) was injected with an unknown substance by two Albanians, causing her to faint. The star was allowed to fly home before the trial, where he received a suspended sentence. Dropped by England for two games next month, he has claimed: ‘Myself, family and friends are the victims.’