Patrice Evra: Marseille defender banned from Uefa club matches for seven months


The former Manchester United left-back has been banned from all UEFA club competition matches until June 30th 2018, and has been fined €10,000 for his part in the incident.

Further, the club chose to terminate Evra's contract, and revealed in an online statement: "By mutual agreement, Olympique de Marseille and Patrice Evra made a decision to end their collaboration".

Marseilles was fined €25,000 by UEFA for damage done to Guimaraes' grounds, and has expressed regret over the incident.

While announcing on Friday they had released the player, they reiterated their condemnation of both parties. He played an important role in reviving the team and in the improvement of results.

"In such a context, the conditions were no longer met for Patrice Evra to accomplish his mission serenely and above all effectively".

'Such behaviour, which exposes the club to sanctions, has no place in the stands of a football stadium and at Marseille in particular'. They also again criticised the attitude of the supporters whose provocation led to the player's reaction.

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Video showed him appearing to aim a kick at one of several Marseille fans who had seemingly scaled barriers to reach the advertising hoardings.

Evra will be 37 by the time next season rolls around. He then aimed a kick at the head of one of the Marseille fans before being ushered away by a teammate.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Evra f*** off". With another saying: "'Love of the jersey, respect for supporters, professionalism, is it too much to ask?' "I'm receiving soo much support from them".

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Interesting to see Evra has been band from UEFA matches for 7 months and Marseille have terminated his contract.

'Since January 2017, Patrice Evra has been exemplary in the field and in the dressing room. "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". Both parties agreed and chose to end their collaboration by mutual agreement.