Manchester United captain Harry Maguire to appeal Greek court verdict

    Harry Maguire will appeal the Greek court's guilty verdict.

    (CNN)Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will appeal a Greek court decision finding him guilty of assault, resisting arrest, and attempted bribery following an incident on the Greek island of Mykonos.

    The 27-year-old, who was represented by his lawyers in Tuesday's trial, was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days, according to Reuters.
    Maguire has continued to plead his innocence and released a statement Tuesday saying his family and friends were the true victims.
      "Following the hearing today, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing," he said.
      "I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter -- if anything myself, family and friends are the victims."
      Maguire had been on vacation in Mykonos with friends last week when he was arrested Friday morning following an incident with police.
      Authorities said three Britons -- Maguire, his brother and a friend -- had "turned against them" after officers had intervened in a "dispute between citizens."
      All three men had denied the charges against them, according to Reuters.
      Maguire posted a quote, attributed to Buddha, on his Instagram story Tuesday.
      "Three things cannot be long hidden -- the sun, the moon and the truth," it read.
      Maguire has been withdrawn from the England squad following the guilty verdict.