‘Karate kick’ Evra leaves Marseille, banned until June 30


Patrice Evra parted ways with Marseille on Friday after his infamous karate kick on one of his own fans, just moments after being banned from European tournaments until June 30, 2018.

Patrice Evra banned for kicking a club supporter

Marseille said they and the 36-year-old defender had both agreed the former Manchester United and French international would leave by “mutual consent”.

“The player’s contract is officially terminated with immediate effect,” said the club.

Moments earlier, Evra was banned by UEFA from all European tournaments until June 30 and fined 10,000 euros ($11,650).

Evra was widely condemned for the assault on a Marseille spectator which took place during the pre-match warm-up of a Europa League tie at Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes last week.

He had been suspended by Marseille in the wake of the controversy while the club’s fanatical followers…

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