Oh Patrice Evra, what have you done?
The defender always looks so happy whenever he’s posting Instagram videos with his brilliant catchphrase: “I love this game!”
But he certainly wasn’t loving it last night.
The former Manchester United defender was sent off before Marseille’s Europa League clash against Guimaraes for kicking one of his own fans in the head.
Rudi Garcia speaks out
His manager, Rudi Garcia, explained how he was being insulted during the warm-up but insisted the player shouldn’t have lashed out.
"Pat has experience and he must not react, it's obvious," Garcia was quoted by L'Equipe as telling BeIN Sports.
"Patrice is a more than experienced player and we cannot respond to insults so low and so incredible because they come from one of our supporters."
On the fan, Garcia said: "He is not a supporter of OM, because you cannot insult your own players, you have to be behind everyone."
What Evra did to anger the fans
But how did it go from the fans insulting Evra from the stands to a big clash between the two?
Well, Evra certainly didn’t help matters.
According to L’Equipe, after hearing the abuse, Evra booted a ball towards the fans during the warm-up. It resulted in the supporters rushing towards the defender in a confrontation.
It then that Evra lost his head and decided to kick one of them in the head.
Of course, the Marseille fans shouldn’t have been abusing their own player in the first place but for Evra to boot a ball at them before kicking one of them in the head is inexcusable.
It’s difficult to see Evra ever playing for Marseille again.
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