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Evra sent off during warm-up for kicking own team's fan in head

Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra was sent off after kicking one of his own team’s fans in the head before Marseille’s Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes.

Footage shows the 36-year-old ex-Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up.

Substitute Evra was dismissed before kick-off in Portugal, and Marseille started with 11 players.

Uefa’s disciplinary body is likely to rule on any further action on Friday.

French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Marseille supporters had been jeering Evra for about half an hour while the players prepared for the game, which the French side lost 1-0 after Paolo Hurtado’s late goal.

L’Equipe’s reporter said Evra had initially gone over to the fans to talk to them, but the situation had escalated quickly.

“Pat has experience and he must not react, it’s obvious,” Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said.

“Patrice is a more-than-experienced player. You can’t respond to insults, as bad as they are and as incredible as they might be. He must learn to keep his cool.”

Evra, who won five Premier League titles and the Champions League during eight years with Manchester United, joined Marseille from Juventus in January but has made only two appearances this season.

The incident evoked memories of Eric Cantona’s infamous “kung-fu kick” during Manchester United’s game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in January 1995.

The Frenchman was banned for nine months by the Football Association for the incident, which took place as he left the pitch following a red card.

Eric Cantona kung fu kicks Matthew Simmons

Line-ups

Vitória Guimarães

  • 56Macedo Silva
  • 20Coimbra AurélioSubstituted forGarcíaat 83′minutes
  • 33Rocha Mendes
  • 4Costa Valente
  • 53Konan
  • 7Neto RamosBooked at 90mins
  • 25Wakaso
  • 16HurtadoBooked at 15minsSubstituted forda Cunha Teixeiraat 89′minutes
  • 10Almeida Ramos
  • 99Martins de Souza
  • 11Dias BelloliSubstituted forCastro Ferreiraat 71′minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6da Cunha Teixeira
  • 15García
  • 22Castro Ferreira
  • 36Fernandes de Oliveira
  • 71Santos Sturgeon
  • 91Texeira
  • 93Celis

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 17Sarr
  • 23Rami
  • 13Abdennour
  • 18AmaviBooked at 8mins
  • 4KamaraBooked at 86mins
  • 19Luiz GustavoSubstituted forMitroglouat 83′minutes
  • 27LopezSubstituted forSakaiat 76′minutes
  • 28Germain
  • 8Sanson
  • 14N’JieSubstituted forThauvinat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sakai
  • 6Rolando
  • 11Mitroglou
  • 16Pelé
  • 21Evra
  • 26Thauvin
  • 29Zambo Anguissa
Referee:
Tamás Bognar

Match Stats

Home TeamVitória GuimarãesAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Vitória Guimarães 1, Marseille 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Vitória Guimarães 1, Marseille 0.

Foul by Hiroki Sakai (Marseille).

Hélder Ferreira (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Aymen Abdennour (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rafael Martins (Vitória Guimarães).

Booking

Chico Ramos (Vitória Guimarães) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Valère Germain (Marseille).

Chico Ramos (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Hélder Ferreira (Vitória Guimarães) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Vitória Guimarães. Rafael Martins tries a through ball, but Hélder Ferreira is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Vitória Guimarães. Moreno replaces Paolo Hurtado.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chico Ramos (Vitória Guimarães) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) for a bad foul.

Foul by Boubacar Kamara (Marseille).

Chico Ramos (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chico Ramos (Vitória Guimarães) because of an injury.

Foul by Morgan Sanson (Marseille).

Paolo Hurtado (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Vitória Guimarães. Víctor García replaces João Aurélio.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Kostas Mitroglou replaces Luiz Gustavo.

Florian Thauvin (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alhassan Wakaso (Vitória Guimarães).

Goal!

Goal! Vitória Guimarães 1, Marseille 0. Paolo Hurtado (Vitória Guimarães) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Héldon with a cross.

Foul by Valère Germain (Marseille).

Alhassan Wakaso (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Héldon.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Hiroki Sakai replaces Maxime Lopez.

Foul by Florian Thauvin (Marseille).

Chico Ramos (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Luiz Gustavo (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Boubacar Kamara.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Lopez (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Sanson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Vitória Guimarães. Hélder Ferreira replaces Raphinha.

Foul by Maxime Lopez (Marseille).

Ghislain Konan (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rafael Martins (Vitória Guimarães) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by João Aurélio.

Attempt saved. Raphinha (Vitória Guimarães) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rafael Martins.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Florian Thauvin replaces Clinton N’Jie.

goal

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