Marseille’s Evra banned from European competition, leaving club

first_imgZURICH, Switzerland (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille full-back Patrice Evra has been banned from European club football for the rest of the season, UEFA said yesterday, and is leaving the French Ligue 1 club by mutual consent as his career looks set to come to an ignominious end.The former France international was sent off before kick-off in Marseille’s November 2 Europa League match at Portugal’s Vitoria Guimaraes, where he had been named as a substitute, after appearing to aim a kick at a fan at pitchside during the warm-up.The 36-year-old has been suspended from all UEFA club competition matches until June 30.In a statement on their website (www.om.net), Marseille said he was leaving the club.“He has done something irreparable by reacting to shameful provocations from a few individuals,” the statement read.Evra, who started his professional career in 1998, played for Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus and Marseille, winning five English Premier League and two Italian Serie A titles as well as one Champions League title with Manchester United in 2008.last_img

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