UEFA have ordained that Patrice Evra will be banned from taking part in their matches for seven months as punishment for kicking a Marseille fan in the head a week or so ago.
Evra became embroiled in a pitchside confrontation with the supporter before Marseille’s Europa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres on 1st November – a skirmish that concluded swiftly when the veteran full-back lashed out with a high boot.
According to the Press Association, UEFA have announced that Evra will be banned from all European club matches until June 30th, 2018, and fined to the tune of €10,000 fine (approx. £8,830) for his troubles.
Here’s the rap sheet, courtesy of the AP’s Rob Harris…
UEFA bans for Patrice Evra from European club fixtures for the rest of the season for kicking fan.
Marseille had already suspended Evra pic.twitter.com/7T68qUpmxH
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) November 10, 2017
L’OM themselves issued a statement last Friday to confirm that they too have levied a suspension on Evra, who has henceforth been rendered unavailable for selection until the club decide what to do with him.