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What Marseille fans shouted to Patrice Evra to make him launch kung-fu kick at crowd

The left-back was shown a red card before kick-off after reacting angrily to taunts from his own fans

In case you don’t know, Patrice Evra did an Eric Cantona last night.

The Marseille launched his kung-fu attack on a fan before his Europa League clash with Vitoria last night.

Evra was shown a red card for kicking one of his OWN FANS in the head.

Patrice Evra is led away after his kung-fu kick on a Marseille fan

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The 36-year-old defender lost his rag completely as he and his team-mates went through their warm up before Thursday night’s game in Portugal.

A group of the travelling Marseille fans had been aiming taunts at the players as they limbered up for the match.

The former Man United star initially vaulted over the advertising hoardings and beckoned the abusers down to pitch side.

A melee then ensued which saw a group of supporters and some of players confronting each other at the side of the pitch.

Patrice Evra clashes with a Marseille fan after reacting to their abuse

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Patrice Evra clashes with a Marseille fan after reacting to their abuse

Evra then aimed a kick which appeared to connect in the side of the head of one of the fans as the tensions blew up.

He was dragged away by team-mates as the situation threatened to get out of control.

And Evra, who had been named on the substitute’s bench for the match, was then shown a red card by the referee before the kick-off.

He is now facing a minimum five-match ban from UEFA for his extraordinary attack.


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Now French newspaper L’Equipe claim they have discovered what was said to Evra that made him react with so much rage.

They claim supporters targeted Evra with explicit abuse, telling him to get out of the club and stick to making posts on social media.

Evra has recently gained popularity with a series of comedy video posts on his social networks — most of which, ironically, promote peace and happiness.

Talk about hitting him where it hurts…

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