Patrice Evra has been SACKED by Marseille for kicking a fan in the head.

The left-back has also been banned from European football competitions until the end of the season, and fined €10,000.

The incident took place before Marseille's Europa League game against Vitoria last week.

A statement from the club read:"Patrice Evra has been exemplary on the field and in the locker room. He played an important role in reviving the team and in the improvement of results.

"However, on November 2 in Guimaraes he committed an irreparable act by responding to provocations from a handful of individuals. Nothing justified such a reaction, especially from a senior player whose attitude both on and off the pitch should inspire the youngest of us.