Marseille terminate Evra’s contract as he is handed seven-month ban


Uefa announced that he has been banned from all European club games until June 30, 2018 and fined £8,829.

“In such a context, the conditions were no longer met for Patrice Evra to accomplish his mission serenely and above all effectively”.

Marseille defender Patrice Evra has been banned from matches in Uefa competitions for seven months for kicking one of his own supporters before a Europa League match.

Evra was widely condemned for the assault on a Marseille spectator which took place during the pre-match warm-up of a Europa League tie at Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes last week.

Supporters’ indignation at the exuberant Evra came to a head at the weekend, when banners calling on him to “get out of the club” were shown at the Stade Velodrome ahead of a home clash with Caen.

The player has also received a fine of €10,000 for his actions.

And Marseille quickly followed news of his suspension by terminating his contract with immediate effect. Both parties agreed and made a decision to discontinue their collaboration by mutual agreement. “First of all for Patrice Evra, who has obviously understood all the consequences of his act and that he can no longer fulfil his passion (of playing) for Marseille“, club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud said.

“This was unacceptable behaviour, from both the player and the supporters”, McCourt told La Provence newspaper.

“For Marseille fans then, who are stigmatized because of the irresponsible behaviour of a handful of them. Despite this incident, we are more than ever determined to demonstrate on and off the field that we are driven by the highest individual and collective demands”.


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