Friday, 3 November 2017

Marseille player Patrice Evra sent off after kicking one of his team's fans

Marseille player Patrice Evra was sent off after kicking one of his team's fans in the head before the Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes.

Footage shows the 36-year-old former Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up.

Evra, who was named as a substitute, was dismissed before kick-off, and Marseille started with 11 players.
Governing body Uefa has charged Evra with violent conduct.

Evra appeared to spark the confrontation after calling fans out and throwing a punch

Marseille players tried but failed to separate Evra from the fans as he sneaked a way through

Evra is escorted from the pitch after appearing to kick out at a Marseille fan

The full-back has been suspended for "at least one game", with Uefa's disciplinary body to decide the case on 10 November.

Marseille have also been charged with a field invasion by fans, setting off of fireworks and "acts of damages".

French newspaper L'Equipe reported Marseille supporters had been jeering Evra for about half an hour while the players prepared for the game, which the French side lost 1-0.

The player had gone over to the fans to talk to them, but the situation escalated.

French football journalist Julien Laurens said Evra - who regularly posts light-hearted videos on social media - was insulted and also told: "Keep doing your videos, but stop playing football."

BBC       News.