Patrice Evra was tonight sent off before Marseille’s game against Victoria S.C at the Vitoria de Guimaraes got underway for kicking a fan in the head.
Reports from The Sun suggest that Evra had been the subject of taunts and insults during his preparation for the game and suddenly lost his temper and stormed over to his own fans before kicking one in the head. Video below.
— Karim Attab (@karimattab1) November 2, 2017
The French left-back was making his way back to the tunnel to start his final preparations before kick-off in the crucial away Europa League fixture before he took a quick ‘detour’ to roundhouse kick a fan in the head in a style reminiscent to that of Eric Cantona’s infamous kung fu kick against a Crystal Palace fan many years ago.
Evra of-course has a reputation for being a big character in world football having spent time at Manchester United earlier in his career. The defender once produce a fake arm from nowhere after a clash with Liverpool and taunted Luis Suarez making reference to the Uruguayans part-time habit of biting opposition players.
The referee had absolutely no opportunity but to dismiss Evra before the game had even started tonight and while Evra’s fellow teammates tried to control the star they appeared just as perplexed as us when learning of the incident.
Moral of the story – don’t ever upset Patrice Evra!
Patrice Evra – High Kick moment (Highlights Career) pic.twitter.com/I40JIeQAlX
— Sofiane (@TaconazoFCB) November 2, 2017