Marseille's Patrice Evra sent off before match after kicking fan

Sheri Evans
November 4, 2017

The 36-year-old had been named as a substitute for the game in Portugal but was sent back to the dressing rooms before kickoff.

Evra's defence, if he offers one, will likely hinge on the nature and vehemence of the insults levelled at him before he struck out. Evra went to confront the fans and talk out their differences, but apparently, that didn't work out.

William claimed a stray shot from Evra then struck a fan on the head during the warm up and alleged Evra hurled insults after he was subjected to "vulgar" chants.

In a video posted on social media, Evra can be seen executing a Kung-Fu style kick on an unsuspecting supporter and was immediately sent off by match official Tamas Bognar.

And he was caught on camera raising his boot to a supporter in scenes similar to when Cantona ran into the crowd at Selhurst Park 12 years ago.

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It sparked wild scenes as Evra fought back, lashing out at one supporter with an apparent kick to the head, and Garcia had some advice for the 81-time France worldwide.

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

Marseille moving so quickly to take action only underlines the seriousness of the situation Evra, who has also played for AS Monaco, Manchester United and Juventus, finds himself in.

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

He has made just two appearances for the club in all competitions this season, though.

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