UEFA have charged Olympique Marseille defender Patrice Evra with violent conduct after a scuffle between the player and a club supporter before a Europa League game at Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday.
Evra was at the centre of a vicious bust up with his own fans before a European match. In shocking footage, Marseille players appeared to clash with their own supporters ahead of the Europa League match at Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal.
The players went over to the visiting fans – who had also let off flares – and angry full-back Evra aimed a karate kick at one of them.
The 36-year-old will be banned for at least one match, with the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to rule on the incident on Nov. 10.
After taking abuse from his own fans for 30 minutes before the game even kicked off, things came to a head after the warm up.
Marseille have also been charged by UEFA with a field invasion by supporters, setting off of fireworks and “acts of damages” during their 1-0 defeat in Portugal.