Judd Trump opens up on meeting Harry Maguire in Mykonos hours before his arrest

September 10, 2020
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Judd Trump has opened up on his meeting with Harry Maguire in Mykonos just hours before his arrest.

The Manchester United captain was arrested and charged on the Greek island in a chaotic summer holiday.

England's centre-half is accused of assaulting a police officer and bribery but will go to a retrial in the near future to determine his verdict.

Maguire, 27, has appealed the guilty verdict and faces a new trial in Greece when he will attempt to clear his name.

He is back in the UK and now getting himself set for the start of the new Premier League season.

But prior to his arrest, Maguirespent time in the company of snooker star Trump - who was celebrating his 31st birthday on Mykonos.

Harry Maguire was arrested while in Mykonos

The world No.1 was enjoying a drink at a poolside bar with the Premier League defender before the mayhem ensued.

Trump said: “I was there and had spent time with Harry and his group.

“So of course I was very shocked when I saw what had happened. I had been speaking to him the day before.

Maguire was recognised by several fans and locals in Mykonos who he interacted with by fist bumping and taking selfies

“It is a bit scary to see what can happen just on holiday.

"I love Mykonos but I am always a bit wary when I go away on holiday anyway.

“The police can be strict and less tolerant than in the UK in some places, and I try to be extra well behaved so as not to get in any trouble.

Judd Trump has opened up on his run-in with Harry Maguire prior to his arrest

“What happened to Harry might put me off a bit going back there.

"And it could also make people keep themselves to themselves, or always travel with security.

“It is different for me. Harry is a massive name, Manchester United captain and England defender.

"You can get people trying to cause trouble with that fame.

Harry Maguire was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days
Harry Maguire was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days

“He said he doesn’t want personal security and stuff, but maybe these days that’s what you need to do. Sometimes you can be too famous.

“For me I am kind of just okay, I can get by without too much grief, snooker is not like football – and I am quite happy with that.”

Meanwhile, Trump, who lost to Kyren Wilson in last month’s World Championship quarter-finals, gets the first tournament of the new campaign underway in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Last season’s winner of a record six ranking titles is in Group One of the Championship League and faces the likes of Alan McManus, David Lilley and Fan Zhengyi.

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