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Marseille fire Evra for kicking fan

The Associated PressNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Patrice Evra was fired by Marseille on Friday after being suspended by UEFA for all remaining European games this season for kicking a fan of the French club.

The volatile defender was also fined €10,000 ($11,650) by UEFA.

The 36-year-old Evra got into a verbal argument with Marseille supporters before a Europa League match against Portuguese club Vitoria on Nov. 2. He then aimed a kick at the head of one of the Marseille fans before being ushered away by a teammate. The Frenchman was sent off before the game.

Shortly after UEFA banned Evra until June 30, 2018, from its club matches, Marseille said his contract was terminated with “immediate effect.”

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