Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has told the BBC that he feared for his life and thought he was being kidnapped as he was arrested by plainclothes police officers following a fracas on the Greek island of Mykonos.
England defender Maguire was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insulting behaviour after his arrest in a brawl during which two police officers were assaulted.
He received a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days, but Manchester United said on Wednesday that Maguire had been granted a full retrial after appealing against the verdict.
"It was horrible. It's not something I ever want to do again. I don't wish it on anybody. It's the first time I'd ever been inside a prison," Maguire said of his two nights in custody.
Maguire said his younger sister Daisy had been attacked in a bar on the island by two men who drugged her, adding that when he tried to take her to hospital he was arrested.
"I don't feel like I owe an apology to anybody."
"My initial thought, I thought we were getting kidnapped. We got down on our knees, we put our hands in the air, they just started hitting us," he said.
"They were hitting my leg saying my career's over, 'No more football. You won't play again'.
"And at this point I thought there is no chance these are police or I don't know who they are so I tried to run away, I was in that much of a panic, fear, scared for my life. All the way through it."
Maguire denied trying to bribe the police involved in the incident.
"No, for sure. As soon as I saw that statement, it's just ridiculous," the 27-year-old said.
"I have great faith in the Greek law, a retrial will give us more time to prepare, gather the evidence, allow witnesses into the court. I'm really confident that the truth will be told and come out," he added.
"I don't feel like I owe an apology to anybody. An apology is something when you've done something wrong.
"Do I regret ... I regret being in the situation, obviously the situation has made it difficult. I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world so I regret putting the fans and the club through this.
""I think it could have happened anywhere. I love Greece, I think us footballers get a bit of stick for trying to stay away from everything. It's not how I want to live my life."