Marseille’s Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra has been given an preliminary one-match ban and the Marseille defender will face a UEFA listening to after his altercation with a fan earlier than Thursday’s Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes.
Marseille have already launched an inside investigation into the incident, which noticed Evra crimson carded earlier than kick-off after he appeared to kick a supporter.
Marseille misplaced the sport in Portugal 1-Zero and Evra, who was named among the many substitutes by boss Rudi Garcia, will miss his facet’s journey to Konyaspor later this month.
In a press release issued on Friday, UEFA confirmed additional punishment might be within the offing, with its Management Ethics and Disciplinary Physique set to evaluate the incident subsequent week.
The assertion learn: “Patrice Evra – crimson card for violent conduct – Artwork. 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Rules.
“Following his dismissal, the participant is suspended for a minimum of one match. The UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique will resolve on this case at its subsequent assembly on 10 November.”
Defeat at Vitoria left Marseille second in Group I behind Pink Bull Salzburg.
An announcement launched by Marseille after the sport learn: “Olympique de Marseille has famous the altercation between a person and Patrice Evra within the warm-up of gamers in the course of the match in opposition to Guimaraes.
“An inside investigation was carried out to determine all accountable.
“In any case, knowledgeable participant should maintain his cool within the face of provocations and insults as exhausting and unjustified as they’re.
“Equally, the membership can solely condemn, by definition, any harmful behaviour by a ‘pseudo supporter’ who insults his personal gamers when everybody should as a substitute assist his crew.”
Evra has made 10 appearances in all competitions this season, whereas the 36-year-old has featured in 4 of Marseille’s 11 Ligue 1 fixtures up to now.
Former France boss Raymond Domenech instructed L’Equipe TV that Evra’s behaviour was akin to profession suicide.
Evra and Domenech infamously clashed in the course of the latter’s time in command of the Les Bleus on the 2010 World Cup, when his crew captain led a revolt and France crashed out within the group phases.
“Earlier, no he didn’t have suicide tendencies, however it is a suicide try,” Domenech mentioned.
“In troublesome instances he was a boss. He performed an essential position within the dressing room, throughout group conversations.
“However now the top is in sight. That is one thing psychological. He is aware of it is over and he is not going to play anymore.”
Domenech added: “I can’t reward this behaviour, however I can perceive him. He thinks he is invincible, he needs to go and battle with all of the supporters.”