Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been handed a 21-month suspended sentence after being convicted of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and attempted bribery.
Maguire, who had pleaded not guilty to all charges related to an altercation with police on Thursday night, was found guilty of the three offenses. The three offenses included aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery and now has been handed a 21-month suspended sentence.
“When you’re a sportsman and a role model you have to accept what you’ve done and say sorry,” said the lawyer who assisted the prosecution.
“Until today, we haven’t had that – they have said it’s all the fault of the policeman. This was not accepted by the court. The victims and the policeman were assaulted. The only thing they want is an apology.”
The England international confirmed he will appeal his guilty verdict, “I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter—if anything myself, family and friends are the victims.”