MARSEILLE defender Patrice Evra will be banned for at least one game for kicking a fan of his own team before a Europa League game.
Uefa said yesterday that its disciplinary body will meet on November 10 to rule on the incident, which saw Evra sent off for violent conduct before the game in Portugal.
Marseille has also opened an internal investigation into Evra’s conduct “to establish all the responsibility.”
“Whatever the situation, a professional player must keep his calm faced with provocation and insults, no matter how bad and unjustified they are,” the French club said on its website.
Evra got into a verbal argument with Marseille supporters who scaled barriers to confront the team before the group-stage match against Portuguese club Vitoria on Thursday night.
Evra was seen aiming a kick at the head of one of his own club’s fans and then being ushered away by a teammate. Evra, who was due to be on the bench as a substitute, was then shown a red card.
“The club can only condemn all destructive behaviour from pseudo supporters who insult their own players when everyone should be supporting the team,” Marseille said.