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Patrice Evra banned from UEFA matches until end of June 2018 and has Marseille contract terminated after kicking fan

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.

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.

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