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BREAKING NEWS: Marseille confirm 'immediate layoff' for Evra after clash with fans

Marseille have suspended Patrice Evra after the left-back fought with club supporters before their Europa League match on Thursday.

Patrice Evra - cropped
Patrice Evra playing for France

Patrice Evra has been hit with an "immediate layoff" and could face further sanction after getting involved in an altercation with supporters on Thursday, Marseille have confirmed.

Marseille's players were warming up before their Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal when Evra was targeted by supporters with unkind chants.

Evra responded by vaulting the advertising boards and confronting the fans, who made their way down from the stands and approached the player.

The defender was carried back over the hoardings by a team-mate, before then aiming a kick at a Marseille fan's head and being dragged away again.

Evra was sent off as a result, becoming the first player to ever receive a red card before kick-off in a Europa League match.

Marseille confirmed after the game they had opened an investigation into the incident, while UEFA also began disciplinary proceedings against Evra and said that will be suspended for at least one match.

Now it appears his future at the club is in doubt, with Marseille revealing they have suspended him and will hold a meeting in due course to determine any further sanction.

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