'Karate kick' Evra leaves Marseille, banned until June 30

Friday November 10 2017

Marseille's French defender Patrice Evra (ccentre) is escorted off the pitch by teammates Portuguese defender Rolando and Brazilian defender Doria (right) after an argument with supporters before the start of their Uefa Europa League group I match against Vitoria SCat the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 2, 2017. PHOTO | MIGUEL RIOPA |

Marseille's French defender Patrice Evra (centre) is escorted off the pitch by teammates Portuguese defender Rolando and Brazilian defender Doria (right) after an argument with supporters before the start of their Uefa Europa League group I match against Vitoria SCat the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 2, 2017. PHOTO | MIGUEL RIOPA |  AFP

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MARSEILLE

Patrice Evra ended his career with Marseille on Friday after his infamous karate kick on one of his own fans, the French giants announced.

Marseille said they and the 36-year-old had both agreed that the former Manchester United and French international would leave by "mutual consent".

Just moments earlier, Evra was banned by Uefa from all European tournaments until June 30, 2018 and fined 10,000 euros.

Evra was widely condemned for the assault on a Marseille spectator which took place during the pre-match warm-up of a Europa League tie at Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes last week.