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Patrice Evra sets unwanted Europa League record

Patrice​​ Evra has become the first player in Europa League history to be sent off before the start of a game after he attacked a fan on Thursday night.

​The France international did not make it to the start of the game as his side, Marseille faced ​Vitoria Guimaraes​ in Portugal.

Footage appeared to show the 36-year-old​ ​defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a fan on a sideline of the pitch during the warm-up.

Reports from the scene claim that Marseille fans, who are unhappy with Evra’s level of performance this season, broke through the stadium barriers to confront him, prompting his violent outburst.

​He was red-carded before​ the​ kick-off, and his side started with 11 players.

​Any further action ​​will be decided by ​Uefa’s disciplinary body,​ most likely ​on Friday.

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