Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has broken his silence on Twitter after being arrested out in Greece last week.
Maguire, 27, was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and attempted bribery following an altercation in Mykonos which also involved his sister Daisy, brother Joe and family friend Christopher Sharman.
The England defender’s legal team have lodged an appeal against the verdict, having initially pleaded not guilty to all charges.
He spoke out on the incident for the first time in an interview with the BBC on Thursday night, where he claimed plain-clothed police officers pulled over his group’s minibus and attacked him.
Maguire also said the harrowing experience began when sister Daisy was approached in a bar by two men who he alleges tried to drug her.
And after telling his version of events in that interview, the United star has now taken to social media for the first time since his arrest.
He posted on Twitter: “Thanks for everyone’s support over the last week, I’m pleased to have had my say and share the true version of events.
“Looking forward to getting on with life now and the season ahead with @ManUtd and @England.”
Greek lawyer Ioannis Paradissis, who led the prosecution against Maguire, claimed earlier this week that his conviction could be overturned if he simply issued an apology over the incident.
However, the Premier League ace insists he will not be saying sorry anytime soon.
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“I don't feel I owe an apology to anybody,” he said in the BBC interview.
“An apology is something when you have done something wrong.”
He then added: “I don't wish it on anybody. Obviously the situation has made it difficult for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I regret putting the fans and the club through this, but I did nothing wrong.
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“I found myself in a situation where it could have happened to anybody and anywhere.”
When asked how badly he was hurt, Maguire said: “They hit me a lot on the legs. It wasn't on my mind. I was in that much of a panic. Fear. Scared for my life.”
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