UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Evra - FCNaija

Europa League By: Linus Onyeze | 03/11/2017

UEFA have announced they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Marseille defender Patrice Evra, who aimed a kick at the head of one of his club's supporters.

Marseille, meanwhile, have opened their own investigation into the incident.

Video footage showed Evra aiming the kick at the Marseille fan as visiting players and supporters, 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. He was then ushered away by a team-mate.

The former Manchester United defender, named as a substitute for the French side's fixture away to Vitoria, lashed out at the fan in a heated confrontation before Thursday night's match in Portugal.

Evra was sent off and on Friday 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.

A club statement said: “Olympique de Marseille has noted the altercation between an individual and Patrice Evra during the warm-up at the game against Guimaraes.