Uefa to in­ves­ti­gate Evra over kick

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

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.”

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