- Marseille left-back Patrice Evra has been handed a lengthy ban
- The Frenchman appeared to kick one of his own fans in the head before a game earlier this month
- Evra cannot take part in UEFA competition until the end of June 2018
- WATCH THE INCIDENT: (Video) Patrice Evra kicks his own fan in the head and is sent off before game even starts
Patrice Evra has been banned for seven months from all UEFA competitions and released by his club Marseille after recently kicking one of his own fans before the start of a game.
The former Manchester United defender was one of the top left-backs in Europe on his day when he won a host of major honours in a eight-year spell at Old Trafford.
However, Evra lashed out at one of his own supporters before a recent Europa League game and now seems to have sealed the end of his time with the Ligue 1 club.
The 36-year-old only joined Marseille from Juventus last season, but his future in the game will surely now be in doubt as he finds himself without a club and unable to play until next summer.
Patrice Evra does an Eric Cantona and kicks a fan!
He’s become the first player in Europa League history to be sent off before kickoff ? pic.twitter.com/qVOStgfscX
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) November 2, 2017
BREAKING: Marseille have now confirmed they’ve TERMINATED Patrice Evra’s contract with immediate effect: pic.twitter.com/IRXqGrdwMw
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) November 10, 2017
Given Evra’s age and situation, it would not be surprising if this were the end of the player’s top-level career.
If so, it would be somewhat reminiscent of the way the legendary Zinedine Zidane also bowed out in disgrace as he was sent off for a headbutt on Marco Materazzi in his final game before retirement.