UEFA has announced Patrice Evra will be banned from all European club competition until the end of June, 2018.
Marseille defender Evra, who was subjected to punishment from European football's governing body for kicking out at a supporter, was officially banned and hit with a fine after UEFA issued a statement on Friday, per PA Dugout:
PA Dugout @PAdugout
#Breaking Marseille defender Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club matches until June 30, 2018, and fined 10,000 euros (£8,829) after aiming a kick at the head of a supporter last week, UEFA has announced https://t.co/MfuyqlCzzD2017-11-10 16:36:56
Marseille have also issued a statement on Twitter stating the club has severed ties with Evra:
Olympique Marseille @OM_English
OFFICIAL STATEMENT | Olympique de Marseille and Patrice Evra mutually agree to end their collaboration. https://t.co/wnP82pfRpm2017-11-10 17:02:44
The Ligue 1 side initially suspended Evra last week, per ESPN FC's Jonathan Johnson:
Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip
OFFICIAL: Patrice Evra has been suspended by Marseille & summoned to a meeting with a view to disciplinary measures. #OM https://t.co/a4F8ZTDf7O2017-11-3 19:55:50
Club president Frank McCourt also described Evra's actions as "unacceptable," according to La Provence (h/t AFP, via Sky Sports).
However, McCourt also referenced the Marseille supporters who were thought to be heckling Evra before the player reacted: "It's a very regrettable incident and it is really a pity to see a great player like Patrice pushed to a point where he behaves like that."
The incident took place before Marseille's game against Vitoria Guimaraes in the UEFA Europa League last week. It led to Evra being sent off even before the match had started.
UEFA's swift and emphatic response to Evra's behaviour, coming as it does on the heels of Marseille taking definitive action against the player, could spell the end of Evra's career. The 36-year-old had decorated spells with AS Monaco, Manchester United and Juventus, when he won titles in three different countries and lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy with the Red Devils in 2008.
Now Evra will find himself searching for a new club amid a shroud of controversy.