Patrice Evra’s contract with Marseille has been terminated with immediate impact following the French defender’s seven-month ban from UEFA competitions.
The former Manchester United defender clashed together with his own supporters before the Galilean League fixture with Vitoria last week, ANd aimed an athletic attack at one person.
The French club at the start removed Evra from first-team thought to research the incident however they need currently determined to alleviate him of his duties, confirming the choice on Friday afternoon.
Marseille defender Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club matches until June 30, 2018, and fined €10,000 (£8,829) after aiming a kick at the head of a supporter last week.
The former Manchester United defender clashed with supporters before the Europa League fixture with Vitoria de Guimaraes and aimed an acrobatic attack at one person.
And the 36-year-old has been punished by being banned from all UEFA matches until 30 June next year, while reports in France suggest his contract with Marseille has been terminated.
Evra was subjected to jeers from the away end in Portugal for about half an hour before the altercation, witnesses said.
Fans yelled ‘Leave the OM!’ and ‘You suck!’ and shouting other, as yet undisclosed, insults. The player went to stand to call out to them, rousing many supporters to jump over the hindrances and meet him up close and personal.
Footage shows Evra vaulting advertising hoardings and demanding that the fans join him pitch-side.
As one irate fan dashed towards him, the defender instinctually put out his clench hand and handled a punch on the attacker’s face.
Evra was quickly pulled away by his team-mates but sneaked around the group of players and executed a kung-fu style kick on an unsuspecting supporter. He was sent off by the game referee Tamas Bognar.
The match fight was reminiscent of the 1995 Eric Cantona incident. Manchester United’s Cantona sent off at Selhurst Park, launched himself at a Crystal Palace fan on his way to the dressing room.
Marseille lost the match 1-0, however, retain the second position in their cluster with six points, 2 behind Red Bull urban center however 2 prior each Vitoria and Konyaspor with 2 matchdays remaining.
At the weekend, Evra has claimed ‘real’ Marseille fans support him in the wake of fan protests at Stade Velodrome on Sunday.
Marseille fans let their feelings regarding Evra be far-famed throughout their Ligue one clash with Caen, with many sections of the supporters holding up do-it-yourself banners wanting him to go away.
One read: ‘You thought you were higher than the establishment that’s OM and its supporters. we tend to not wish you sporting our colors. Evra f*** off’. With another saying: ‘Love of the jersey, respect for supporters, expertness, is it an excessive amount of to ask?’
Evra responded to the protests with an update on his Instagram account with the caption: ‘Great result [Sunday] well-done guys I’m really proud of you – I want to thank all real Olympique Marseille fans. I’m receiving too love from them’.