Patrice Evra banned from UEFA club matches until June 2018
Evra suspended from UEFA club activities after aiming a kicking at a fan close to the pitch
Marseille defender Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club competition until June 30, 2018 after kicking one of his own supporters ahead a Europa League match.
Evra, 36, had already been suspended indefinitely after he lashed out at one of the club’s supporters in a heated confrontation before the tie at Guimaraes on November 2.
Video footage showed Evra aiming the kick at the Marseille fan as visiting players and supporters confronted each other at the side of the pitch. He was then ushered away by a teammate.
UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has decide to ban him from playing in UEFA club competitions for the rest of this season. In addition, the former Manchester United player has been fined €10,000.
The punishment only however applies to the Europa League and Champions League, meaning he could still play domestic football pending any punishment from the French FA.