Harry Maguire said he thought he was being kidnapped and feared for his life when he was arrested by Greek police.
The Manchester United and England was found guilty of assaulting a police offer and attempted bribery after an incident while on holiday in Mykonos last week.
Maguire has spoken to the media for the first time since his ordeal a week ago
His legal team have lodged on appeal against the verdict and in accordance with Greek law, the appeal nullifies Maguire‘s conviction and there will be a full retrial in a more senior court.
Maguire spoke to the media for the first time since the arrest, and was clearly emotional as he insisted he had done nothing wrong.
The 27-year-old claimed he was attempting take his younger sister Daisy to a hospital because she appeared to be losing consciousness having been approached by two men while in a bar.
He says the minibus he was travelling on was instead taken to a police station, where he was the victim of an attack by officers, who allegedly kicked him on the legs and told him his career would be over.
Maguire said tried to run away, with one handcuff on, because he had no idea who the men were.
“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 told BBC Sport’s Dan Roan.
“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.”
Speaking of the initial incident with his sister, Maguire said: “These two men approached my little sister, asked her where she was from.
“She responded and then my fiancee, Fern, has seen my little sister’s eyes go into the back of her head. She ran over and she was fainting, she was in and out of consciousness.”
Maguire was arrested on Friday and stood trial on Tuesday
He briefly broke down when talking about the incident involving his sister.
Maguire denies attempting to bribe the police. When asked about that, he replied: “No, for sure. As soon as I saw that statement, it’s just ridiculous.”
The world’s most expensive defender was dropped from Gareth Southgate’s England squad having initially been included before his conviction on Tuesday.
He insists he has no reason to apologise for the incident, which happened in the early hours of Friday last week, but expressed regret at causing potential embarrassment to his club.
Maguire added: “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’ve ever been inside a prison.
“I don’t feel like I owe an apology to anybody. An apology is something when you’ve done something wrong or regret. I regret being in the situation. I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, 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.”
Maguire is the captain of Man United but there have been calls to strip him of the armband
Former Sheffield United, Hull and Leicester player Maguire is not certain he will remain United captain but is positive he will now be given a fair hearing.
“It’s a massive privilege to play for the club, never mind to be captain. It’s not my decision to make,” he said.
“I have great faith in the Greek law, the retrial will give us more time to prepare, gather the evidence, allow witnesses into the court. And I am really confident that the truth will be told and come out.”