Former Manchester United and France captain Patrice Evra was sent off BEFORE Marseille’s game at Vitoria de Guimaraes after aiming a Kung Fu kick at one of his own supporters in the head.
The defender became involved in a heated exchange with the travelling French fans following the warm-up at the Europa League clash.
Reporters in Portugal claim that a number of insults were exchanged between Marseille’s players and their followers before the defender decided to retaliate physically.
According to tweets from journalists and those in attendance, Evra had been the victim of singing and insults for around half an hour as he prepared for the game.
Before heading back to the dressing-room after the warm-up, the Frenchman went over to the fans.
He was with a number of players who were speaking with the hecklers before Evra suddenly darts around to the side of the group and swings a high left kick at one of the supporters – triggering mayhem.
Evra had been named on the bench for the game, but in a virtually unprecedented move, the referee issued him with a red card for his actions.
The Ligue 1 side was left with just six substitutes for the game.
Evra was not the only Marseille player to be involved in the clash but nobody else was cautioned.
It’s not like it’s the first time something like this has happened…