Carragher slams "b*******" Harry Maguire case amid "do you know who I am?" claim
Jamie Carragher has slammed Greek police allegations about the Mykonos brawl involving Harry Maguire as "absolute b*******".
The Manchester United captain was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery at a court hearing on Tuesday.
The sentence will be suspended because it is a first offence and charges were misdemeanours, but Maguire will appeal after insisting on his innocence.
Prosecutors dealing with the case had claimed that the £80million England star tried to bribe his way out of being arrested by offering cash to let him go free.
It was said that on arrival at the police station that Maguire said: "Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go."
A second officer confirmed the comments, claiming Maguire said: "Please, let me go, I am very rich, I can pay, I am the leader of Manchester United.”
But former Liverpool defender Carragher said that those comments sounded rogue, because they are not what a footballer would say.
"Absolute b******s!" Carragher tweeted in response to a news report detailing the court case. "Every story/rumour someone tells about a footballer always starts with ‘Do you know who I am?’ I’ve never once heard any player say that!!"
Carragher also defended Maguire over the brawl he was involved in where he was alleged to have stepped in to defend his sister after she was injected in the arm by two Albanian men.
The United defender was arrested with his brother and a friend after a fight broke out and the former Liverpool ace says anyone would have done the same.
"If this was an LFC player you’d say the opposite!" Carragher tweeted in response to a fan. "I’m not interested who his club his, if his sister has been attacked, Harry & his brother have done what 99% of brothers would do."
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After being arrested police claimed that two of the defendants tried to escape and pushed officers away with the feet and hands as they clambered into a waiting van.
Shortly after the guilty verdict had been announced, Maguire was dropped from the England squad by Gareth Southgate for next months Nations League fixtures.
The Three Lions coach said: “Having spoken to Manchester United and the player, I have made this decision in the best interests of all parties and with consideration of the impact on our preparations for next week."
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