Nobody could quite believe what they were watching when Patrice Evra kicked a Marseille fan in the head on November 2.
The Frenchman was involved in a fiery altercation with his own supporters before the Europa League clash with Guimaraes earlier this month. Fans were losing their temper with stray balls being fired into the stand and started hurling abuse at Evra in particular.
According to L'Equipe, shouts of: “Get out of OM” and “Go back to your videos," were thrown his way and Evra just couldn't hold it together.
Deciding to unleash a kung-fu kick, that reminded many of Eric Cantona's infamous moment at Crystal Palace in 1995, the Frenchman was sent packing by the referee.
Furthermore, the ex-Manchester United man was handed his punishment this week and it seems those Marseille fans got exactly what they wished for back at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.
Marseille released the following statement: "By mutual agreement, Olympique de Marseille and Patrice Evra decided to end their collaboration. The player's contract is officially terminated with immediate effect."
The 36-year-old has been fined €10,000 and is banned from all UEFA fixtures until the end of the season. Ouch.
And while Evra initially addressed the incident on Instagram, albeit in fleeting, he has finally ended his silence after being sacked by Marseille.
Evra has gained something of a reputation for his 'Monday motivation' videos where he tries to liven up the first day of the week for his 3.3 million followers.
This week he flipped the series as means of addressing Friday's news and, in true Evra form, to look on the bright side of the whole situation.
Take a look at the lengthy caption and sensational video below:
So how does Evra respond to potentially career ending news? By getting Nicolas Anelka to film him towing a Land Rover in Dubai, of course.
His speech and promise to come back stronger is brilliant and it's now abundantly clear that the 36-year-old simply won't be hanging up his boots quite yet.
Evra's representative - Federico Pastorello - told Gazzetta dello Sport: "He knows he was wrong, but his career cannot stop like that.
"We have already been contacted by several clubs. He is even stronger physically than he was five or six years ago."
Watch this space.
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