A GREEK prosecutor has taunted “conceited” Harry Maguire – and urged him at hand over footage the star claims will clear his title.
Ioannis Paradissis threw the gauntlet right down to the Man Utd captain and provides the brawl video Maguire, 27, says proves his innocence.
Harry Maguire claims to have footage that can clear his title[/caption]
Lawyer Ioannis Paradissis has urged him at hand the video over [/caption]
His workforce claimed footage which confirmed Maguire’s buddies confronting two Albanians who allegedly tried to inject his sister Daisy, 20, with a drug was not allowed to be submitted at his trial.
However Mr Paradissis, who prosecuted Maguire in Syros, blasted: “The complete incident lasted greater than an hour.
“From the beginning his lawyer needed to adjourn the trial saying there was a minimum of one [mobile phone] video that proved his innocence … properly present us the video then. Why has it taken so lengthy?”
The British-trained lawyer, who taught at Surrey and Metropolis universities earlier than returning to Greece, additionally mentioned Maguire would have been “significantly better off” had he saved his native legal professionals on Syros.
He mentioned they might have finished a greater job than transport within the high-flying human rights lawyer from Athens whose arguments have been dismissed by the court docket.
Mr Paradissis mentioned: “His defence couldn’t have been worse. It was weak and contradictory.
“One second their line was that he was drunk and didn’t know what he was doing; the subsequent that he was afraid of being kidnapped and was being violently attacked.
“He would have been significantly better off if he had saved his unique legal professionals right here.”
Paradissis, 41, mentioned he had been “offended” by the information that the two-strong workforce, appointed as quickly as Maguire’s arrest turned identified to his brokers, had been axed.
He mentioned: “I used to be stunned on behalf of the native legal professionals and a bit offended if I would say.
“It appeared unusual that they might do away with locals and usher in a human rights lawyer from Athens who had no concept of the case.
“They might have finished significantly better as a result of frankly [his legal team] couldn’t have finished worse. The arguments, as I say, have been so contradictory.
“Maguire has come throughout as conceited, refusing to ask for forgiveness and neither he nor Manchester United has come out condemning violence which doesn’t look good.
“It gives the look, and lots of people have come as much as me on the street even in Syros saying simply this, that to be a footballer at this degree you must be conceited and violent.
“I do know that Maguire is an incredible athlete and I’ve heard concerning the historical past of Manchester United which clearly I respect,
“However it’s perplexing that no person has condemned violence and the occasions that came about that evening as a result of folks, policemen, have been undoubtedly violently attacked.
“In my thoughts this was an incident of a gaggle of British vacationers doing what they so usually do when they’re overseas, getting drunk, misbehaving, doing issues they might by no means do at dwelling.”
Buddies had claimed Maguire and his group — arrested final weekend — got a “welcome” by as much as eight males armed with batons once they arrived at a police station in Mykonos.
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Authorities refused to permit medical proof gathered by his authorized workforce which detailed bruising he sustained in addition to the video footage of the arrest.
He has appealed his responsible verdicts for tried bribery, violence, verbal assault and attacking the police. It means he’s “presumed harmless” till a retrial in a Greek court docket of enchantment.
A spokesperson for Maguire declined to reply.
Maguire has denied any wrongdoing[/caption]