Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was hoping to clear his name this week before the Greek court case was delayed again due to a lawyer’s strike in the country.
However, legal action called by the Greek Union of Lawyers in relation to new tax measures has meant only emergency cases can be heard, meaning another delay for the United defender.
“The case is going to be adjourned,” the prosecution lawyer, Yannis Paradisis, stated. “The strike has meant court proceedings cannot take place. We will be given a new date by the judge tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, a court official at the Syros tribunal added: “At this rate Maguire may have retired from professional football when he receives a summons. After eight years, the statute of limitations kicks in. If the case hasn’t been heard by then, it will be written off.”
Maguire’s 21-month suspended sentence was received after the England international allegedly struck police officers when they attempted to break up a street fight while he was on holiday on the island.
The 30-year-old claimed the local officers attacked him after he was forced to intervene when his younger sister, Daisy, was stabbed in the arm.
Paradisis, who represents two of the three policemen claiming that Maguire kicked and punched them, told the Guardian that his clients were “patient men” and know that “justice can take a long time”.
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