BREAKING NEWS: Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra's contract with immediate effect after the veteran defender was suspended by UEFA until the end of this season for kicking out at a supporter.

Evra was red carded before the start of Marseille's 1-0 Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes earlier this month after an altercation with a group of travelling fans during the warm-up that boiled over as he aimed a kick at a man's head.

The Ligue 1 club initially suspended the 36-year-old from duty as UEFA investigated the incident to deem what further punishment was merited on top of a one-match ban.

On Friday, European football's governing body announced Evra would be suspended from UEFA club competitions until June 30 next year and, shortly afterwards, Marseille issued a statement to confirm they had "decided to end their collaboration" with Evra.

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