Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Patrice Evra kicked a Marseille fan in the head after being confronted before the game

Patrice Evra kicked a Marseille fan in the head after being confronted before the game

The former Manchester United defender's contract with his club, Marseille, has been terminated after he and the club mutually agreed to "end their working relationship" after UEFA imposed a seven-month ban.

Marseille announce that they have sacked Patrice Evra for kicking a supporter ahead of last week's Europa League fixture with Vitoria de Guimaraes.

That said, if (as seems likely) his contract with Marseille is terminated, he would be free to play outside of Europe until the suspension expires.

"Patrice Evra has been exemplary on the field and in the locker room. He played an important role in the revival of the team, the significant improvement of its results, the revival of a high sporting ambition".

"He committed the irreparable by responding to provocations unworthy of a handful of individuals".

"In that context, the conditions were no longer right for Patrice Evra to accomplish his mission here with serenity or, above all, effectively". Both parties agreed and made a decision to discontinue their collaboration by mutual agreement. The specifics have a few key consequences.

He will remain suspended should he sign for a club who is still in European competition.

But other continental governing bodies, or national federations, or indeed clubs, could decide to adopt UEFA's ban and bar Evra from their own competitions.

Marseille, who have also been fined €25,000 by UEFA and ordered to pay for damages caused by the club's fans to Guimaraes' ground within 30 days, reiterated that they intend to take action against the fans involved.

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