Patrice Evra banned from UEFA competition until June 2018

Marseille defender Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club matches until June 30, 2018, and fined €10,000 (£8,829) after aiming a kick at the head of a supporter last week.

Marseille defender Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club matches until June 30, 2018, and fined €10,000 (£8,829) after aiming a kick at the head of a supporter last week.

The former Manchester United defender clashed with supporters before the Europa League fixture with Vitoria de Guimaraes, and aimed an acrobatic attack at one person.

And the 36-year-old has been punished by being banned from all UEFA matches until 30 June next year, while reports in France suggest his contract with Marseille has been terminated.

Patrice Evra kicked a Marseille fan in the head after being confronted before the game

Patrice Evra kicked a Marseille fan in the head after being confronted before the game

Marseille players tried but failed to separate Evra from the fans as he sneaked a way through

Marseille players tried but failed to separate Evra from the fans as he sneaked a way through

Evra was subjected to jeers from the away end in Portugal for about half an hour before the altercation, witnesses said.

Fans yelled 'Leave the OM!' and 'You suck!' and shouting other, as yet undisclosed, insults. The player went to confront them, inspiring dozens of supporters to leap over the barriers and meet him face-to-face.

Footage shows Evra vaulting advertising hoardings and demanding that the fans join him pitch-side. As one angry fan sprinted towards him, the defender instinctively put out his fist and landed a punch on the aggressor's face.

Evra was quickly pulled away by his team-mates but sneaked around the group of players and executed a kung-fu style kick on an unsuspecting supporter. He was immediately sent off by match official Tamas Bognar.

The former Manchester United defender is pulled away by his team-mates following incident 

The former Manchester United defender is pulled away by his team-mates following incident 

The dust-up was reminiscent of the 1995 Eric Cantona incident. Manchester United's Cantona, sent off at Selhurst Park, launched himself at a Crystal Palace fan on his way to the dressing room.

Marseille went on to lose the game 1-0 but remain in second place in their group with six points, two behind Red Bull Salzburg but two ahead of both Vitoria and Konyaspor with two matchdays remaining.

At the weekend, Evra has claimed 'real' Marseille fans support him in the wake of fan protests at Stade Velodrome on Sunday.

Evra is escorted from the pitch after appearing to kick out at a Marseille fan

Evra is escorted from the pitch after appearing to kick out at a Marseille fan

Marseille fans let their feelings about Evra be known during their Ligue 1 clash with Caen, with several sections of the stadium holding up homemade banners calling on him to leave the club.

One read: 'You thought you were above the institution that is OM and its supporters. We no longer want you wearing our colours. Evra f*** off'. With another saying: 'Love of the jersey, respect for supporters, professionalism, is it too much to ask?'  

Evra responded to the protests with an update on his Instagram account with the caption: 'Great result [Sunday] well done guys I’m really proud of you - thanks to all real olympique Marseille fans.. I’m receiving soo much support from them'.

The fans displayed numerous banners protesting against the French left back last weekend

The fans displayed numerous banners protesting against the French left back last weekend