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Evra dismissed after kicking his own fan in head

 

By Robert Jones

Marseille's former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra appeared to kick a fan in the head in a heated confrontation before his side's Europa League match in Portugal last night.

The 36-year-old, named as a substitute for the Ligue 1 side's fixture away to Vitoria, was sent off even before the game got under way for an "altercation with supporters", according to a live text commentary on the Marseille website.

Video footage showed Evra lashing out at one of his own club's supporters as players and fans, who had seemingly scaled barriers to reach the advertising hoardings at the Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, confronted each other at the side of the pitch. Evra was then ushered away by a team-mate.

Everton were knocked out of the Europa League after losing 3-0 at Lyon while Arsenal reached the last 32 following a scoreless draw at home to Red Star Belgrade.

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