The prosecution in Harry Maguire’s trial allege that the Manchester United defender offered money to police and claimed he was “very rich” after his arrest on a Greek island last week.
Maguire and two friends were arrested after a brawl in a bar in Mykonos, with the three men taken to the nearby island of Syros and detained over two days.
Maguire is now back home in England, but his trial has begun in Syros on Tuesday despite fears of a coronavirus spike on the island.
The defender is charged with assaulting a police officer, with Greek court documents showing that he also faces allegations of verbal abuse and attempted bribery.
Maguire’s older brother Joe has been accused of assault and attempted bribery, with the pair’s friend Christopher Sharman accused of assault and verbal abuse.
All three men deny the charges.
The United captain’s defence team have claimed that two Albanian men injected Maguire’s sister Daisy with an unknown liquid, which led to her fainting.
Defence adds that the group then attempted to take Daisy to hospital but were instead driven to a police station, where they claim that Maguire was assaulted by officers who said that “your career is over.”
The prosecution claim that plain clothes officers had tried to calm the situation down, only for the “English men” to be uncooperative, with one of them punching an officer.
They also allege that Maguire told police: “Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go.”