Evra has no chance to play for Marseille again, claims Ex Marseille striker
Former Marseille striker Tony Cascarino has claimed that he doesn’t believe Patrice Evra will ever play for Marseille again.
Ex-Manchester United left-back launched a kick at a supporter of the French side prior to their UEFA Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes.
Marseille condemned the player’s action, which is likely to result in a hefty suspension, but also insisted there was ‘unacceptable behaviour on the part of a handful of provocateurs who uttered particularly serious hateful attacks against the player’.
Cascarino, though, has insisted Evra, 36, is unlikely to play for the club again during his career.
“I don’t know the full story but it must have been pretty serious for Patrice [Evra] to react. It’s obviously got to an incredibly serious level,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
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“I’m not condoning what Eric Cantona did but he did it to an away fan who was giving him brutal stick and he’s reacted. It was a mad moment. To do it to your own fan, though, it’s a line I just can’t imagine [you would cross]. It shocked me.
“That will be it. He will have no chance of playing for Marseille again.”
French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Marseille supporters had been jeering Evra for about half an hour while the players prepared for the game, which the Ligue 1 side lost 1-0.
The 36-year old fullback had gone over to the fans to talk to them, but the situation escalated and in the heat of the moment the Frenchman lauched a acrobatic kick towards a Marseille supporter during warm-up at the side of the pitch.