Patrice Evra

Marseille

Garcia hopes Evra’s career won’t end with kick

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said on Friday that he hopes Patrice Evra will not finish his “fantastic career” on “this note”, referring to the left-back’s attack on a fan.

Evra is without a club after kicking a supporter in the head before Marseille’s Europa League game with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal on November 2.

Garcia hopes Evra’s career won’t end with kick

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said on Friday that he hopes Patrice Evra will not finish his “fantastic career” on “this note”, referring to the left-back’s attack on a fan.

Evra is without a club after kicking a supporter in the head before Marseille’s Europa League game with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal on November 2.

Ousted Evra backed by Mandanda

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Paris (AFP) – After being hit with a season-long ban and losing his job at Marseille for a karate kick on a supporter, Patrice Evra was backed by former team-mate Steve Mandanda on Sunday.

“He’s a really good guy,” the Marseille goalkeeper said of the 36-year-old Evra, who parted ways with the club after being banned from European football until June 30, 2018.

Ousted Evra backed by Mandanda

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Paris (AFP) – After being hit with a season-long ban and losing his job at Marseille for a karate kick on a supporter, Patrice Evra was backed by former team-mate Steve Mandanda on Sunday.

“He’s a really good guy,” the Marseille goalkeeper said of the 36-year-old Evra, who parted ways with the club after being banned from European football until June 30, 2018.

‘Karate kick’ Evra leaves Marseille, banned until June 30

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Marseille (AFP) – Patrice Evra parted ways with Marseille on Friday after his infamous karate kick on one of his own fans, just moments after being banned from European tournaments until June 30, 2018.

Marseille said they and the 36-year-old defender had both agreed the former Manchester United and French international would leave by “mutual consent”.

Evra thanks ‘real fans’ after karate kick attack

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Paris (AFP) – Patrice Evra praised the support he has received from “real Marseille” fans on Sunday, just three days after launching a karate kick at one of his team’s own supporters ahead of a Europa League match.

The 36-year-old was suspended by Marseille on Friday after he was red-carded for the assault which occurred in the pre-match warm-up before Thursday’s game against Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal.

Football: Karate kick Evra suspended by Marseille, charged by UEFA

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Marseille (AFP) – Patrice Evra was handed an initial one-match ban by UEFA and suspended by his club Marseille on Friday after the veteran defender aimed a karate kick at the head of one of his team’s own supporters.

The former Manchester United star was red-carded for the assault during the pre-match warm-up at Thursday’s Europa League clash at Guimaraes in Portugal.

‘We Have Informed Him Of His Layoff’ – Marseille Terminate Patrice Evra’s Contract For Kicking Out At Fan Before Europa League Tie

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Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra's contract with immediate effect after the veteran left-back clashed with fans before Thursday night's Europa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres.

After being taunted from the terraces during the warm-up, Evra eventually confronted the fan and aimed a kick at his head, promptly becoming the first player in Europa League history to be sent-off before the start of a game.

Marseille’s Evra charged by UEFA for kicking fan

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille’s Patrice Evra was handed an initial one-match ban by UEFA Friday prior to a disciplinary hearing following his sending-off for launching a karate-style kick at a fan’s head before a Europa League match against Vitoria Guimaraes.

Marseille announced they had opened an inquiry after the 36-year-old full-back was handed a red-card on Thursday following the heated altercation with a group of the French club’s fans on the touchline before kick-off in Portugal.

Arsenal through, Everton out, Evra in karate kick red card

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Paris (AFP) – Arsenal reached the Europa League last 32 Thursday as Everton crashed out and Patrice Evra was red-carded for a karate kick at one of his own Marseille fans - before the match had even started.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal fought out a drab 0-0 draw with Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates but the point was enough to make sure of qualifying for the knockout round with two games to spare in Group H.

Evra red-carded before game for karate kick on fan

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Guimaraes (Portugal) (AFP) – Marseille defender Patrice Evra was sent off after launching a karate-style kick at a supporter ahead of Thursday’s match against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League.

Evra was engaged in a heated exchange with a group of fans from an area reserved for Marseille supporters in Portugal before aiming a head-high kick at one of them, an AFP reporter observed.

Evra nets first Marseille goal to sink Nice

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Paris (AFP) – Patrice Evra scored his first goal for Marseille in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Nice to extinguish the visitors’ hopes of claiming an automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

Ricardo Pereira and Dalbert both hit the post for Nice inside the opening 15 minutes, but Marseille grabbed the lead when Bafetimbi Gomis headed in his team-leading 18th goal of the season.

Evra nets first Marseille goal to sink Nice

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Paris (AFP) – Patrice Evra scored his first goal for Marseille in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Nice to extinguish the visitors’ hopes of claiming an automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

Ricardo Pereira and Dalbert both hit the post for Nice inside the opening 15 minutes, but Marseille grabbed the lead when Bafetimbi Gomis headed in his team-leading 18th goal of the season.

Marseille’s American owner vows buying spree

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille’s American billionaire owner Frank McCourt says he intends to invest heavily in new talent to restore the glory days of the once-dominant French giants.

Marseille stumped up a club-record 30 million euros ($32m, £25m) to lure French international Dimitri Payet back from Premier League West Ham during the winter transfer window, when they also signed veteran Patrice Evra on a free from Juventus.

Barcelona legend wants Marseille to have ‘soul’ of 90s success

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Marseille (AFP) – Everyone keeps asking Andoni Zubizarreta, a Barcelona legend, why he joined Olympique Marseille and when they are going to unveil the next Lionel Messi.

“That is the first question that Patrice Evra asked when I went to Turin to sign him up,” the Spanish goalkeeper hero and now sporting director at the French giants told AFP in an interview.

Evra old cool head for Marseille dressing room

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Marseille (AFP) Former France full-back Patrice Evra indicated Thursday he saw himself as the old cool head to stabilise Marseille after joining the club from Juventus.

"I am someone who looks after the wellbeing of the dressing room," said the 81-cap, 35-year-old former Manchester United star, who has been released from the last six months of his contract with Juve.

Evra old cool head for Marseille dressing room

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Marseille (AFP) Former France full-back Patrice Evra indicated Thursday he saw himself as the old cool head to stabilise Marseille after joining the club from Juventus.

"I am someone who looks after the wellbeing of the dressing room," said the 81-cap, 35-year-old former Manchester United star, who has been released from the last six months of his contract with Juve.

Evergreen Evra seals Marseille move

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Paris (AFP) Veteran French international defender Patrice Evra signed for Marseille on Wednesday on a free transfer from Juventus on an 18-month contract, the Ligue 1 club announced.

The 35-year-old left-back, who had been linked with a return to Manchester United, underwent a medical after being released from the last six months of his contract at Italian champions Juventus.

Evergreen Evra set to seal Marseille move

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Paris (AFP) Veteran French international defender Patrice Evra is set to sign for Marseille on Wednesday on a free transfer from Juventus on an 18-month contract, French media said.

The 35-year-old left-back, who had been linked with a return to Manchester United, was due to undergo a medical at Marseille ahead of sealing a move to the French club, L'Equipe said on its website.

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Evra: I love United – this club is my home

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Following his appearance in Michael Carrick's testimonial, Patrice Evra spoke of his love for Manchester United and our fans.

I always say, this is my home and I feel that way. Thanks to all the fans they are all amazing. For me it's just a dream. Like I say I love Man United and I will always love Man United.

Evra: Too much emotion for me returning to Old Trafford

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Patrice Evra returned to Old Trafford at the weekend to play in Michael Carrick's testimonial game. United's 2008 side drew 2-2 against a side made up of players Carrick has played against in the past, including the likes of Clarence Seedorf and John Terry.

After the game, Evra talked of the emotion he felt coming back to Manchester and playing in front of our fans.

Top class star reveals transfer desire, says Mourinho almost signed him last month

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has confirmed that he was close to rejoining the Premier League giants last month.

Evra joined Marseille instead, after his return to Old Trafford was blocked by the club hierarchy.

‘You Are The Best No.9’ – Patrice Evra Buries Hatchet By Congratulating Luis Suarez On ‘Golden Shoe’ Award Win

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Patrice Evra has sought to bury the hatchet with old foe Luis Suarez by congratulating the Barcelona striker on winning the Golden Shoe award by branding him "the best No.9" in the world.

Suarez was bestowed with the MARCA-sponsored award for scoring more goals than anyone else in Europe over the course of the 2015/16 season.

Gerard Pique Fondly Reminisces About The Time He ‘Pranked’ Patrice Evra By Torching His Personal Belongings

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More from Gerard Pique now, with the Barcelona defender's fond memories of the time and effort he used to devote to being a brutal sociopathpranking his chums in his younger years.

As part of his all-encompassing interview with Catalan broadcasters TV3, Pique was asked what he misses most about his time at Manchester United.

Remember when… Evra scored a belter against Bayern?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Jay Mottershead has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

It says a lot for the faith, belief, or stupidity of United fans that many of us travelled to Munich in 2014 believing that we could actually progress past the all-conquering Bayern side.

Martial: Evra told me to sign for United

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Fans' favourite Patrice Evra, who has regularly spoken fondly of Manchester United since making the move to Juventus, encouraged Anthony Martial to sign for the club last summer. Martial has gone on to be one of the best performing players since season, so fans have Evra to thank.

Patrice Evra told me it was a ‘club of champions', a club that above all else wants to win, and certainly since I arrived here I've felt that for myself too.

What United would give for another Patrice Evra

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Patrice Evra joined Manchester United 10 years ago today, as a surprise signing from Monaco. He came as competition for Gabriel Heinze at left-back and while he didn't immediately impress on the pitch, he quickly became a fans' favourite.

It's well known that he asked Gary Neville where the nearest church was when he first came to training.

Tweet: Man Utd celebrate Patrice Evra signing

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UEFA: Patrice Evra Banned For Seven Months And Given €10,000 Fine For Kicking Marseille Fan Dans La Tête

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UEFA have ordained that Patrice Evra will be banned from taking part in their matches for seven months as punishment for kicking a Marseille fan in the head a week or so ago.

Evra became embroiled in a pitchside confrontation with the supporter before Marseille'sEuropa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres on 1st November a skirmish that concluded swiftly when the veteran full-back lashed out with a high boot.

Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet Stunner Helps Nervy France To Opening Game Win v Romania (Photos & Video)

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On Friday night, Dimitri Payet carried on where he left off with West Ham in the Premier League by producing a superb individual display for France against Romania, culminating in a stunning late winning goal.

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Les Bleus were nervy throughout the tournament curtain-raiser in Paris, with Oliver Giroud failing to make the most of a couple of good headed chances.

France’s Evra hits out at Benzema ‘lies’

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Metz (France) (AFP) France defender Patrice Evra has dismissed as "lies that have no basis" claims that racism influenced the decision to sideline Karim Benzema from the national squad for Euro 2016.

"We are a country that loves controversies, it's magnificent. We like to talk about absolutely anything but we need to focus on what's happening on the pitch.

France’s Evra hits out at Benzema ‘lies’

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Metz (France) (AFP) France defender Patrice Evra has dismissed as "lies that have no basis" claims that racism influenced the decision to sideline Karim Benzema from the national squad for Euro 2016.

"We are a country that loves controversies, it's magnificent. We like to talk about absolutely anything but we need to focus on what's happening on the pitch.

UEFA Europa League

Friday Kickoff: Bayern after Alexis Sanchez, Patrice Evra charged after kicking fan and more

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While one Premier League star remains a transfer target, one former Premier League defender is in hot water for kicking a fan.

Bayern Munich is reportedly set to resume interest in Alexis Sanchez this January. (REPORT)

Patrice Evra has been charged with violent conduct by UEFA after kicking a fan in the face prior to Marseille's Europa League match against Vitória de Guimarães.

Liverpool player fails drugs test so fans blame United man

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Liverpool FC have confirmed that Mamadou Sakho has failed a drugs test and has been suspended by the club.

The test took place at Old Trafford following our 1-1 draw in the Europa League which saw us knocked out.

Sakho played for 90 minutes in both games against United and also scored a crucial goal in the next round to beat Borussia Dortmund.

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TOP FIVE: Reasons for Manchester United Fans to Watch Euro 2016

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The summer is here, and for a healthy chunk of the Manchester United faithful the idea that football can exist without the Red Devils is a tough sell. "Pah, international football isn't the real thing" cry those who can't wait for the season to start up again in August, and plan to spend the intervening months refreshing Twitter hoping for new transfer news.

Remember when… Suarez wouldn’t shake Evra’s hand?

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11 February 2012. Of the more farcical episodes in the long-running Luis Suárez vs Patrice Evra affair, perhaps the most ridiculous was the sight of the Greater Manchester Police confiscating 1,600 copies of Red Issue fanzine on Sir Matt Busby Way. The fanzines, said GMP, were "evidence" of a potential offence under the Race Act.

The Rest

How the mighty fall

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Cast your minds back to Cardiff last May and Real looked unbeatable if not particularly thrilling or attractive to watch.

From Ferdinand to Evra to Aluko – what have we learnt about the FA’s reaction to racism?

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Five years ago, John Terry was found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand by an independent regulatory commission.

The FA's enquiry took place after Terry had been found not guilty in court, where it couldn't be proven beyond reasonable doubt that the former England and Chelsea captain had called Ferdinand a "fucking black cunt".

Patrice Evra Reacts To Juventus Signing Gonzalo Higuain By Doing A Little Ping-Pong Dance (Video)

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As you may have heard, Gonzalo Higuain became the third most expensive player in history yesterday when he joined Juventus from Napoli for the princely sum of€90million.

Having already won Serie Aat a canter last season, the news that Juve hadpurloinedsecond-placed Napoli's top goalscorer came as a delight to Patrice Evra, who couldn't help but dance a little jig around his ping-pong table after realising that his job had just been made that much cushier.