French club Marseille have suspended defender Patrice Evra after he kicked his own fan before Thursday’s Europa League tie at Vitoria Guimaraes.

A statement from the club was released yesterday confirming the suspension.

“Jacques-Henri Eyraud, president of Marseille, met Patrice Evra today and informed him of his lay-off with immediate effect and a summons to an interview prior to a possible disciplinary sanction,” a statement from the French club said.

Meanwhile, UEFA also opened disciplinary proceedings against Evra following the incident and the France international’s club have now taken action. UEFA announced the 36-year-old would miss “at least one match”, with the organisation’s disciplinary body set to discuss his case at its next meeting on November 10.

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