Patrice Evra discovers his punishment after kicking a Marseille fan in the head

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The book was always going to be thrown at Patrice Evra after his moment of madness last week.

During Marseille’s Europa League clash against Vitoria, the Frenchman clashed with his own fans in the warm-up and inexplicably kicked one supporter in the head.

It meant he was sent off before the match had even kicked off but he must have known a severe punishment was coming his way.

And UEFA met on Friday afternoon to discuss how long he will be banned for.

The answer?

Until June 2018.

The 36-year-old will be banned for seven months and won’t be playing for the remainder of the campaign - he’s also been fined €10,000.

But when he does return, he won’t be playing for Marseille, it seems.

That’s because the ever-reliable Mohamed Bouhafsi from RMC has revealed that Marseille have terminated Evra’s contract as a result of UEFA’s punishment.

Bouhafsi’s tweet translates to: "Info #RMCsport: #Evra the #OM it is finished, breach of contract settlement of the player! No meeting today with Jacques Henri Eyraud.”

Marseille then produced a statement confirming Bouhafsi’s tweet.

Evra's behaviour was "unacceptable"

It was always expected that the Ligue 1 club would end Evra's contract with Marseille's American owner Frank McCourt insisting that his behaviour was "unacceptable."

"This was unacceptable behaviour, from both the player and the supporters," McCourt told La Provence newspaper.

"It's not something that we can tolerate at Marseille, it's as simple as that.

"It's a very regrettable incident and it is really a pity to see a great player like Patrice pushed to a point where he behaves like that."


So, Evra will be 37 by the time he’s allowed to play football again.

In the meantime, he will be on the lookout for a new club after Marseille terminated his contract.

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