Patrice Evra

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


Marseille have terminated the contract of Patrice Evra after he was banned from European competition by UEFA this afternoon.

The player reacted to abuse from his own fans in the build-up to their Europa League tie with Guimarães but he took it one step too far.

A video of the Frenchman punching one fan and kicking another in the face soon went viral, with the club swiftly suspending him.

Fans started to fight back against the player and unveiled a banner at one of their recent games claiming he was no longer welcome at the club.

While the player’s contract was not terminated straight away, his suspension meant he would not be paid and would have to stay away from the club.

That would be until the club had conducted an investigation into the events and now that it has been completed, his contract has been terminated.

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The club did want to make it clear that the decision was a mutual one, with Evra seemingly feeling he would be unable to come back from this one.

As well as his release from Marseille, UEFA have handed him a seven-month ban from all European competition.

That means that any club he joins from now until the end of the season would be unable to play him in any European game.

There have been no suggestions as to where Evra may end up but clubs could well be lining up to sign the player even after his fan troubles.

Watch the incident

Following the crazy incident before the game against Guimarães, a video clip of the attack went viral on social media.

Everything relating to the incident grew a substantial amount that evening and this clip, in particular, was huge.

You can watch the video clip by clicking here.