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LISBON (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille substitute Patrice Evra was sent off before his team’s Europa League match at Vitoria Guimaraes after a player from his team was seen aiming a kick at supporters. The incident happened as Marseille players clashed with their own fans behind one of the goals at the Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes during the warm-up for the game. One video showed former Manchester United and Juventus player Evra climb over the advertising hoardings to talk to fans behind the goal. A number of supporters jumped down from the seating area, leading to a scuffle with stewards and officials from the Ligue 1 side. Other players climbed over the hoardings to join in the altercation. Another video showed a Marseille player aiming a kick at the fans as the scuffling continued. Local media identified the player as Evra. European soccer body UEFA said Evra had been given a red card without any further explanation. There was no immediate comment from Marseille or the player himself.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Christian Radnedge)
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