Harry Maguire vows to clear name after being found guilty by a Greek court

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been given a 21-month suspended sentence after being found guilty of assault, following his arrest after a brawl last week on the Greek island of Mykonos.

United issued a statement saying Maguire, who was released from custody over the weekend, "continues to strongly assert his innocence" and would appeal.

Two other defendants, including Maguire's brother Joe, were also found guilty on similar charges and handed 13-month sentences.

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HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Harry Maguire of Hull City looks on during the warm up prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at KC Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Hull City's English defender Harry Maguire (C) reacts as Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill (L) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge in London on January 22, 2017. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - June 14: Leicester City Announce Signing of Harry Maguire at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on May 14 , 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 22: Leicester City FC defender Harry Maguire (L) battles for the ball with Liverpool FC forward Mohamed Salah during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22 2017, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Harry Maguire of LeicesterCity and Willian of Chelsea battle for possession during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Leicester City's Harry Maguire (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Harry Maguire of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at King Power Stadium on August 19th, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Harry Maguire of Leicester City climbs highest to win the header during Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on September 23rd, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
ENFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Harry Maguire of England (L) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of EnglanAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain of England(C) and Jordan Henderson of England (R) all stretch during a England Training Session at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground on October 4, 2017 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
VILNIUS, LITHUANIA - OCTOBER 08: Marcus Rashford, Kieran Trippier, Michael Keane, Jack Butland, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Jordan Henderson, Aaron Cresswell, Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Dele Alli during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Lithuania and England on October 8, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo by Norbert Barczyk/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Harry Maguire ahead of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium on November 28th , 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City celebrates with Harry Maguire of Leicester City after scoring to make it 0-2 during the Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 13th, 2017 in Southampton, United Kingdom (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Harry Maguire, Andy King and Aleksander Dragovic as the Leicester City players deliver Christmas presents to patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary on December 20th , 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Harry Maguire of Leicester City's kit is laid out at Highbury Stadium ahead of the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie between Fleetwood Town and Leicester City at Highbury Stadium, on January 6th, 2018 in Fleetwood, United Kingdom (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Harry Maguire of Leicester City after Jamie Vardy's equaliser during the FA Cup Sixth round match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on March 18th, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
Bas Dost of Holland, John Stones of England, Georginio Wijnaldum of Holland, Harry Maguire of England during the International friendly match match between The Netherlands and England at the Amsterdam Arena on March 23, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: England goalkeeper Jack Butland flanked by Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire during the International Friendly match between England and Costa Rica at Elland Road on June 7, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Offside/Getty Images)
England's (l-r, back to front) Kyle Walker, John Stones, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, and Ashley Young prior to kick-off at the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Fern Hawkins, (L) girlfriend of Harry Maguire of England looks on ahead of during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Harry Maguire of England runs off the pitch following the warm up prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Panama's Roman Torres (left) and England's Harry Maguire exhchange words during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. (Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images)
(l-r) John Stones of England, Harry Maguire of England, Harry Kane of England during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium on June 24, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 28: Harry Maguire of England arrives at the stadium prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 24: Fern Hawkins, girlfriend of Harry Maguire of England attends the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
England's coach Gareth Southgate (L) congratulates England's defender Harry Maguire after the teams victory during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Yerry Mina of Colombia wins a header over Harry Maguire of England during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
England's defender Harry Maguire (C) smiles next to his girlfriend Fern Hawkins (lower centre L) after the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
England's Kieran Trippier (left) and Harry Maguire celebrate after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: England players (l-r Jordan Henderson, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy, John Stones) celebrate after Eric Dier of England scores the winning penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Harry Maguire of England celebrates after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Harry Maguire of England celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Harry Maguire of England celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
England's defender Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring the opener during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 7, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Harry Kane of England and Harry Maguire of England make their way out on to the pitch for the warm up prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Harry Maguire of England is challenged by Luka Modric of Croatia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Harry Maguire of England reacts after Mario Mandzukic of Croatia scored a goal to make it 2-1 in extra time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Gareth Southgate head coach / manager of England consoles Harry Maguire of England at the end of extra time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (R) makes a save in front of England's defender Harry Maguire (L) and Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku during their Russia 2018 World Cup play-off for third place football match between Belgium and England at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Harry Maguire of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Harry Maguire of Manchester United walks around the Aon Training Complex after signing for the club at Aon Training Complex on August 04, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Souvenir scarves featuring the name of Harry Maguire of Man Utd for sale before the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Harry Maguire of Manchester United celebrates their second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester United at Turf Moor on December 28, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)
Manchester United's Odion Ighalo (left) celebrates victory with Harry Maguire after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Harry Maguire of Manchester United speaks to the match officials prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford on June 24, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Paul Pogba of Manchester United interacts with Harry Maguire of Manchester United after the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on June 27, 2020 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Harry Maguire of Manchester United receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on July 16, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images)
Manchester United's English defender Harry Maguire leads his team out for the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by GLYN KIRK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Harry Maguire controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Wednesday August 5, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sevilla's Dutch forward Luuk De Jong (L) and Manchester United's English defender Harry Maguire vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League semi-final football match Sevilla v Manchester United on August 16, 2020 in Cologne, western Germany. (Photo by Martin Meissner / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN MEISSNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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The sentences for all three defendants were suspended for three years.

Maguire, who is the world's most expensive defender, was not present at the trial on the nearby island of Syros.

He was found guilty of assault, swearing in public, and attempting to bribe a police officer.

"It should be noted that the prosecution confirmed the charges and provided their evidence late on the day before the trial, giving the defence team minimal time to digest them and prepare," United said.

"A request for the case to be adjourned was subsequently denied.

"On this basis, along with the substantial body of evidence refuting the charges, Harry Maguire's legal team will now appeal the verdict, to allow a full and fair hearing at a later date."

Yannis Paradeisis, a lawyer assisting with the prosecution and representing four police officers who were allegedly assaulted in the brawl, told The Associated Press that he was disappointed by Maguire's behaviour.

"He is a role model to young people and a sportsman. That is not the way to behave," he said.

"The officers I was representing were just doing their job.

"We have not heard an apology from Mr Maguire or the other two defendants.

"We all understand that someone can go on holiday and get in some kind of trouble, but it is not right to behave this way.

"The whole thing could have ended with an apology.″

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