Patrice Evra Suspended, Cut From Team After Kicking Fan In The Face

Patrice Evra Suspended, Cut From Team After Kicking Fan In The Face

Patrice Evra Suspended, Cut From Team After Kicking Fan In The Face

Evra, whose most successful spell as a player came at Manchester United and Juventus, lost his place at Marseille this season to Jordan Amavi. He played an important role in the revival of the team, the significant improvement of its results, the revival of a high sporting ambition.

Last Friday the 36-year-old Evra was suspended by Ligue 1 side Marseille while they conduct an internal probe into the incident.

"In such a context, the conditions were no longer met for Patrice Evra to accomplish his mission serenely and above all effectively. That said, nothing would justify such actions, even less so on the part of a play as experienced and who should be providing an example to those younger than him". They also again criticised the attitude of the supporters whose provocation led to the player's reaction. Both parties agreed and made a decision to end their collaboration by mutual agreement.

Marseille beat Caen 5-0 on Sunday, with banners unfurled at the Stade Velodrome during the match criticising Evra and telling him to "get out" of the club.

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Marseille is well-known for having a powerful fan base that can exert pressure on the club and players alike. In addition, regular meetings with the representatives of the groups will continue and will provide an opportunity to review the measures needed to prevent such excesses'.

Today, there is sadness. "First of all for Patrice Evra, who has obviously understood all the consequences of his act and that he can no longer fulfil his passion (of playing) for Marseille", club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud said. "For Marseille fans, too, who are stigmatized by the irresponsible behavior from a handful of them".

Marseille have also been fined €25,000 by UEFA for their supporters invading the pitch, setting off fireworks and acts of damage.

Evra will be 37 by the time next season rolls around.

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