Patrice Evra banned until June for karate-kicking Marseille fan

Marseille's Patrice Evra, third left, raises his foot trying to kick a man during a scuffle with Marseille supporters. (Luis Vieira/AP)

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has suspended Marseille defender Patrice Evra until June 2018 for kicking one his own team’s fans before a Europa League game.

UEFA says Evra has been suspended from "all UEFA club competition matches" until June 30 and must pay a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,650).

Evra got into a verbal argument with Marseille supporters before the match against Portuguese club Vitoria on Nov. 2. He then aimed a kick at the head of one of the Marseille fans before being ushered away by a teammate.

The 36-year-old France defender was sent off before the game.

Marseille also opened its own internal investigation into the incident.