Desailly hopes suspension not the end for Evra

first_imgOlympique Marseille Desailly hopes Marseille suspension is not the end for Evra Harry West Last updated 2 years ago 06:59 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) PatriceEvra - Cropped Getty Images Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 UEFA Europa League The former France defender says It would be a shame to see a suspension by Marseille come to define what has been a stellar career Former France international Marcel Desailly hopes Patrice Evra’s indiscretion does not see his compatriot’s career end in disgrace.Marseille left-back Evra became the first player to be sent off before kick-off in a Europa League match on Thursday when he kicked one of his own club’s fans prior to their match against Vitoria Guimaraes.Marseille 33/1 to win Europa League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player UEFA handed him an initial one-game ban while OM suspended the 36-year-old, who was subjected to unkind chants from supporters believed to be unhappy with his social-media antics amid disappointing on-field performances.During Marseille’s 5-0 thrashing of Caen on Sunday, fans held up a banner featuring the words “Evra get out!” while the defender responded on Instagram thanking the “real” supporters for their backing.Desailly, a World Cup winner and European champion with France, hopes Evra’s career – which has included seven domestic league titles in England and Italy as well as one Champions League crown – does not become defined by the unsavoury moment.”Everybody has to make their own view about it,” Desailly told reporters.”From the moment that you are inside a football arena you are talking about football, from the fans that are doing their crazy things sometimes, and eventually the players that have to be an example.”Then you have your own judgment about that, so now we’ll leave it for the French Federation and eventually UEFA to decide what it’s about.”Everyone knows you should try and keep your nerves, but I’m very sad because he has had a great career and I would not like him to finish like this.”He has his own reason, I hope he will apologise and he can move on and allow the game to continue.”last_img

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