Uefa to investigate Evra over kick
Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Patrice Evra after the Marseille defender aimed a kick at the head of one of the French club’s supporters.
The former Manchester United player, named as a substitute for OM’s fixture away to Vitoria, lashed out at the fan in a heated confrontation before Thursday night’s match in Portugal.
Evra was sent off and yesterday Uefa announced the 36-year-old would miss “at least one match”, with the organisation’s disciplinary body set to discuss his case at its next meeting on November 10th.
He has been suspened by his club and is almost certain to face a more severe sanction from Uefa.
Marseille manager Rudi Garcia revealed afterwards Evra had reacted to taunts from the fans, but still criticised his actions.
“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.”