Patrice Evra Suspended by Olympique Marseille After Kicking Fan

Ex-Man Utd star Patrice Evra kung-fu kicks fan in scenes reminiscent of Eric Cantona

During the warm-up, Evra was involved in an argument with some of Marseille's travelling fans who were apparently aiming negative chants at him.

The ex-Manchester United left-back, who joined Marseille from Juventus in January, was among the substitutes for the Group I match in Portugal.

"Jacques-Henri Eyraud, president of Marseille, met Patrice Evra today and informed him of his lay-off with immediate effect and a summons to an interview prior to a possible disciplinary sanction", a statement from the French club said.

"In addition, the first results of the internal investigation conducted by the club reveal an unacceptable behaviour on the part of a handful of provocateurs who uttered particularly serious hateful attacks against the player, even though the latter and his team-mates warmed up for an important meeting".

In a video posted on social media, Evra can be seen executing a Kung-Fu style kick on an unsuspecting supporter and was immediately sent off by match official Tamas Bognar.




According to L'Equipe the 36-year-old may never wear the Marseille shirt again, as the club are wary that Evra could trigger a civil war with the supporters.

No doubt we'll see a statement from Evra in the next few hours but only time will tell what repercussions he will face for the act.

"In any case, a professional player must keep his cool in the face of provocations and insults as hard and unjustified as they are. You can't respond, of course, to insults as bad as they are and as incredible as they might be because they come from one of our supporters".

Garcia also blamed the victim of Evra's karate kick, claiming he is not a true fan of the club after continuously insulting their own players.

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