Marseille defender Patrice Evra was sent off before his side’s Europa League tie against Vitoria had even begun in the wake of seeming to kick out at a furious fan amid the warm up.
The previous Manchester United star was getting ready for his side’s gathering stage tie with colleagues in the Portuguese town when they were stood up to pitch-side by an extensive number of Marseille fans.
Reports from the scene guarantee Marseille fans, who had scoffed Evra all through the warm-up, jumped over the stadium hindrances after he headed toward converse with them. From that point, the circumstance crumbled rapidly.
The film indicates Evra assaulting and requesting that the fans go along with him pitch-side. As one fan dashes towards him, the defender intuitively puts out his clench hand and grounds a light punch all over this.
He was then pulled away by his own particular colleagues yet sneaked around the gathering of players and executed a Kung-Fu style kick on a clueless supporter. He was instantly sent off by the referee Tamas Bognar.
Minutes after the fact, he was found in the stands of the stadium bringing pictures with youthful fans, topping a fairly weird night for the previous France worldwide.
Evra was expected to be on the seat for the game meaning Marseille began with 11 men, yet his red card departed supervisor Rudi García with only six substitutes to browse.
They went on to lose the diversion 1-0.
It is the first run through in Europa League history, since it’s rebranding in 2009, that a player has been sent off before the begin of a match.
The 36-year-old has just caused debate off the field this week in the wake of shooting an aggravating video of himself licking a phony cleaver while shrouded in counterfeit blood and posting it on Instagram.
He has attempted to hold down a place in the primary group this season, beginning only four recreations in the association and a further two in the Europa League. He did, be that as it may, play 79 minutes in their 1-0 prevail upon Lille a weekend ago.