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What happened before and after Patrice Evra kicked a Marseille fan in the head

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Patrice Evra has become as much renowned for his trophy-laden eight-year stay at Manchester United as for saying "I love this game!" on social media.

Evra, now 36-years-old and approaching the end of his career, always plays with a smile on his face and clearly loves his job.

And who can blame him? The ex-France international earns thousands per week and millions per year to play football every day. He has every right to be happy.

There have been plenty of highs throughout his career, such as winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League once at United.

And when he joined Juventus in 2014, Evra added two Serie A titles to his trophy cabinet, not to mention two Coppa Italias and one Supercoppa Italiana.

Safe to say life is pretty sweet for the left-back at the moment, but every career has its low moments - and Evra hit his lowest on Thursday night.

In the build-up to Marseille's game away to Guimaraes in the Europa League, Evra appeared to kick a Marseille fan in the head during a heated altercation.

In the video below in the opening few seconds, Evra can be seen walking along the advertising hoardings before kung-fu kicking a fan.

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Word of Evra's pre-match fight soon spread and it turns out the veteran defender was shown a red card before the match had even begun.

No player in the history of the Europa League has ever been sent off before a game's started - that's how serious Evra's offence was.

It remains unknown why exactly Evra was so angry, but new footage has emerged showing what happened before and after the moment Evra kicked the Marseille fans - and it's quite incredible.

BEFORE AND AFTER EVRA'S KUNG-FU KICK

In the video, Evra climbs over the advertising hoardings and walks up to the away fans telling them to come down, which they do.

Evra then pushes one of them before getting escorted away, at which point he presumably kicks the fan in the head.

The video then skips to Evra leaving the dugout and going into the stands where he poses for pictures with young fans. Wow.

Evra went from kicking one fan in the head one minute to taking pictures with young supporters the next. Talk about going from one extreme to the other.

A lengthy ban awaits Evra and there are even rumours Marseille could release him for his actions, although the whole story hasn't been told yet.

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Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
Patrice Evra
Marseille
Dimitri Payet
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