Marseille confirm 'immediate layoff' for Evra after clash with fans

Jonathan Hernandez
November 4, 2017

Evra signed an 18-month deal with Marseille in January, but has failed to perform to expectations.

The Frenchman clashed with the club's own supporters prior to the club's fixture against Vitoria Guimaraes last night, kicking a fan in the face in scenes reminiscent of Eric Cantona's infamous incident at Selhurst Park 22 years ago.

Patrice Evra has been hit with an "immediate layoff" and could face further sanction after getting involved in an altercation with supporters on Thursday, Marseille have confirmed.

It is the first time in Europa League history, since it's rebranding in 2009, that a player has been sent off before the start of a match.

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.

In addition to the automatic one-match suspension for the red card, UEFA will surely ban the former Manchester United left-back heavily.

"Additionally, the early results of an internal investigation conducted by the club have revealed the unacceptable behaviour shown by a handful of provocative people slewing heinous insults particularly serious towards the player while he and his teammates prepared for an important match".

"Pat has experience and he must not react, it's obvious", Garcia said.

"He is not a supporter of OM, because you can not insult your own players, you have to be behind everyone".

However, he also condemned the supporter who was attacked, saying: "He is not a supporter of OM, because you can not insult your own players, you have to be behind everyone".

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