The manager of England football team, Gareth Southgate has withdrawn Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire from his squad after he was given a suspended prison sentence on the Greek island of Syros.
This new development has countered the recent naming of Maguire in Southgate’s latest squad, earlier on Tuesday, while his trial was ongoing, BBC reports.
Defender Maguire, 27, was named was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery.
On the reason for the withdrawal, Southgate said the act was “in the best interests of all parties”.
Meanwhile, after an altercation on Mykonos, Maguire was given a jail sentence of 21 months and 10 days, which is suspended for three years.
He revealed that, after the verdict he had instructed his legal team “with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing”.
He also said, “I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter – if anything myself, family and friends are the victims,”