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Video: Patrice Evra suspended after kicking a fan during warm-up

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Marseille have suspended Patrice Evra after he kicked a fan in the head before his side’s Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday.

A video showed the 36-year-old defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up.

Evra is expected to be interviewed before any disciplinary action is decided.

A Marseille statement also condemned the “unacceptable behaviour” by a “handful of provocateurs”.

European football’s governing body Uefa charged France international Evra with violent conduct earlier on Friday, with the full-back suspended for “at least one game”.

According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Marseille supporters had been booing Evra for about half an hour while the players prepared for the game.

Named as a substitute, Evra begins warming up with his team-mates before the game as former Manchester United left-back appears to be the target of songs and abuse from the crowd for about 30 minutes
Evra approaches the Marseille fans, about 500 of whom had travelled to Guimaraes.

He volleys a ball towards the crowd, but some of his team-mates come over and look to calm the defender down
Evra climbs over the billboards and looks to confront spectators who have come towards the front of the stand
The 36-year-old returns to the pitch, but a group of fans approach the billboards and Evra appears to kick one of them

Evra is led away to the substitutes’ bench, but is sent off by the referee and watches the game from the stands. Marseille lost the game by 1-0.

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