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Marseille have released an official statement detailing Patrice Evra's punishment

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In case you missed it, Marseille left-back Patrice Evra done something pretty shocking last night.

The former Manchester United man received a bit of abuse from his own fans as he was warming up for the Europa League tie against Portuguese side Vitoria Guimereas.

They weren't happy with him, leading to an ugly altercation on the sidelines.

However, it was Evra who reacted the worst, with the Marseille man firstly aiming a punch at a fan and then, karate kicking one in the face.

He was dragged away by teammates and the referee duly sent him off as he became the first man in the history of the Europa League to be sent off before a ball is kicked.

Silver lining? Probably not.

The onus is now on what Marseille do about the matter, with manager Rudi Garcia publicly condemning his actions after the game.

GARCIA ON EVRA

"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."

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So how have the club responded the day after the incident? Well, they have now released a statement detailing what Evra's punishment will be.

Have a read for yourself below.

MARSEILLE'S STATEMENT - SUSPENDED BUT NOT SACKED (YET)

"Jacques-Henri Eyraud, President of Olympique de Marseille, met Patrice Evra today and informed him of his layoff with immediate effect and his summons to an interview prior to a possible disciplinary sanction.

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"In addition, the first results of the internal investigation conducted by the club reveal an unacceptable behavior on the part of a handful of provocateurs who uttered particularly serious hateful attacks against the player, even though the latter and his teammates warmed up for an important meeting.

"As a professional and experienced player, Patrice Evra could not respond in such an inappropriate way.

"The club is continuing its investigation and will use all the legal means at its disposal against individuals who, under the guise of their passion for OM, endanger their reputation by entering the field and insulting a player. instead of supporting him."

SURELY THE END OF HIS CAREER

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If the 36-year-old is welcomed back to Marseille, the club will be heavily scrutinised.

As for his career as a whole, well, which club is going to want to take him on now? Our guess? Very, very few.

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