Evra banned for rest of the season by UEFA after Marseille fan kick
Patrice Evra has been handed a season-long ban by UEFA from the federation's club competitions after kicking a Marseille fan during a touchline fracas.
The former Manchester United and Juventus full-back was internally suspended by his club for the incident, which took place prior to kick-off in a Europa League clash against Vitoria.
And UEFA has confirmed that even if Evra is reincorporated to the L'OM squad, he will take no further part in the Europa League this season.
Evra's ban will be in force until June 30 2018, ruling him out of the competition until after the final.
The player has also received a fine of €10,000 for his actions.
Marseille and Vitoria were likewise sanctioned by the UEFA disciplinary committee, which released the findings of its investigation on Friday.
The Ligue 1 club was hit with a €25,000 fine and ordered to settle with Vitoria over the damages caused by supporters, while the latter was fined €5,000 for a pitch invasion carried out by home fans.
Evra, meanwhile, still faces the prospect of being sacked from Marseille, but has so far remained defiant in the wake of scandal, thanking "real" Marseille supporters at the weekend for their support.