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BREAKING NEWS: UEFA hand Evra initial one-match ban for lashing out at fan

141   //    03 Nov 2017, 16:18 IST
Marseille defender Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra has been given an initial one-match ban and the Marseille defender will face a UEFA hearing after his altercation with a fan before Thursday's Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes.

Marseille have already launched an internal investigation into the incident, which saw Evra red carded before kick-off after he appeared to kick a supporter.

Marseille lost the game in Portugal 1-0 and Evra, who was named among the substitutes by boss Rudi Garcia, will miss his side's trip to Konyaspor later this month.

In a statement issued on Friday, UEFA confirmed further punishment could be in the offing, with its Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body set to review the incident next week.

The statement read: "Patrice Evra – red card for violent conduct – Art. 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

"Following his dismissal, the player is suspended for at least one match. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will decide on this case at its next meeting on 10 November."

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