Marseille confirm ´immediate layoff´ for Evra after clash with fans

Marseille confirm ´immediate layoff´ for Evra after clash with fans

Marseille confirm ´immediate layoff´ for Evra after clash with fans

Marseille suspended Patrice Evra indefinitely on Friday while they investigate an incident in which he aimed a kick at a fan ahead of a Europa League game.

Evra was sent off as a result, becoming the first player to ever receive a red card before kick-off in a Europa League match.

Evra has made 10 appearances in all competitions this season, while the 36-year-old has featured in four of Marseille's 11 Ligue 1 fixture so far.

Evra signed an 18-month deal with Marseille in January, but has failed to perform to expectations.

"In any case, a professional player must keep his cool in the face of provocations and insults as hard and unjustified as they are". Evra went to confront the fans and talk out their differences, but apparently, that didn't work out.

European football's governing body have since confirmed they have opened an investigation into the former Manchester United left-back, who has already been hit with a one-match ban.

Video footage showed Evra lashing out at one of his own club's supporters.

"Pat has experience, and he must not react".

On the fan, Garcia said: "He is not a supporter of OM, because you can not insult your own players, you have to be behind everyone".

But the troubles for the French side started even before kickoff when star Patrice Evra, who was listed as a substitute, got himself booted from the pitch for kicking a fan in the face during warm-ups.

Evra is nearly certain to face a more severe sanction from UEFA following scenes reminiscent of Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park in 1995.

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