Europa League: Patrice Evra Sent Off Before Start Of Marseille Game After Aiming Kick At Fan’s Head (Photo & Video)

Alan Duffy

2nd, November 2017

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Photo via @LaurensJulien/Twitter

Patrice Evra was sent off before the start of Marseille’s Europa League clash with Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday after kicking out, Eric Cantona-style at a fan.

The former France and Manchester United full-back got into an altercation with a Marseille fan during the pre-match warm-up in Portugal.

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A group of fans were reportedly booing and harrassing Evra during the warm-up, which prompted the player to go over and, initially, talk to the supporters in question.

However, things escalated quickly to the point of violence, with the 36-year-old defender launching a high kung-fu kick at the fellow who appeared to hit him on the head.

Evra was duly sent off by the referee, thus becoming the first-ever player to see red before the start of a Europa League game in the entire history of the competition.

Incredible stuff!

What is it with irascible Frenchmen with Manchester United connections?

Expect UEFA to come down heavily on Evra.

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  1. Beano says:

    I’m sure the fan said something particularly despicable for someone usually so classy to get that agitated.

    Still, Evra should have known better. At 36 his options going forward are incredibly limited.

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