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The Punishment Patrice Evra Is Set To Receive For Kicking Fan In The Head

The Punishment Patrice Evra Is Set To Receive For Kicking Fan In The Head

Earlier today, Ligue 1 side Marseille released a statement following the bizarre incident involving Patrice Evra on Thursday evening.

"Olympique de Marseille has noted the altercation between an individual and Patrice Evra during the warm-up at the game against Guimaraes. An internal investigation has been opened to establish responsibilities." the statement read via Sky Sports.

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"No matter what happens, a professional player must maintain self-control despite provocations and insults, no matter how unjustified they may be."

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If you didn't manage to catch the story last night, substitute Patrice Evra was sent off before Marseille's game with Vitoria in the Europa League after kicking one of his own fan's in the head.

Evra walked towards the fans, who reportedly had been hurling abuse at the French full-back before squaring off with them, and aimed a punch at a supporter before he dished out his best Eric Cantona impression.

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So what punishment will Patrice Evra receive following the kick on a fan?

According to L'Equipe the 36-year-old may never wear the Marseille shirt again, as the club are wary that Evra could trigger a civil war with the supporters.

The report goes on, saying: 'Depending on the seriousness of the facts reported in the referee's report, he could be suspended for several months on the European scene.'

L'Equipe then compare Evra's incident to Eric Cantona's infamous 'kung-fu' kick, when he was banned for seven months in 1995.

It looks like Patrice Evra may never play for Marseille again, with the defender's contract expiring at the end of the 17/18 season.

In addition to the automatic one-match suspension for the red card, UEFA will surely ban the former Manchester United left-back heavily.

Thoughts on his potential ban?

Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Marseille, UEFA, Patrice Evra, Kick, Ban

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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