Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona received an eight month suspension after he kicked a fan at Crystal Palace.
Olympique Marseille are in Portugal for their Europa League meeting with Guimaraes and heading into the match, the French side knew that a win would be a big boost to their qualification hopes.
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The left back, now at Marseille, has become the first player in Europa League history to be sent off BEFORE a game has even started.
When some of the supporters began approaching the pitch, the rest of the Marseille team ran over, and Evra appeared to aim a high kick over the advertising boards towards a fan standing on the other side.
He was then ushered away by a teammate and referee Tamas Bognar red-carded the France worldwide.
"Patrice is a more than experienced player and we can not respond to insults so low and so incredible because they come from one of our supporters".
There is as of yet no reports regarding what triggered the altercation between Evra and the travelling l'OM fans.
He has made just two appearances for the club in all competitions this season, though.