Monday 26 August 2019

Patrice Evra banned from European club matches until June 2018 following karate kick on fan

Patrice Evra kicks out at a Marseille fan prior to last night’s Europa League game against Vitoria in Portugal
Patrice Evra kicks out at a Marseille fan prior to last night’s Europa League game against Vitoria in Portugal

Patrice Evra's contract with Marseille has been terminated with immediate effect following the French defender's seven-month ban from UEFA competitions.

The former Manchester United full-back, now 36, was dismissed prior to the start of the Europa League clash with Vitoria earlier this month after clashing with a Marseille fan.

On Friday afternoon UEFA announced Evra had been suspended from all European club matches until June 30 next year and fined €10,000, with Marseille then promptly publishing a statement that said the south-coast side and the player had mutually agreed to "end their working relationship".

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