Deschamps plans to contact Evra after Marseille sacking

Patrice Evra was released by Marseille on Friday after aiming a kick at a fan's head and Didier Deschamps will offer him support.

France coach Didier Deschamps plans to contact Patrice Evra in the wake of his sacking by Marseille on Friday.   -  AFP

France coach Didier Deschamps plans to contact Patrice Evra in the wake of his sacking by Marseille on Friday.

Evra became the first player to be sent off before kick-off in a Europa League match on Thursday when he appeared to aim a kick at the head of one of his own club's fans prior to a match against Vitoria Guimaraes.

A section of OM supporters held up a banner with the words "Evra get out" during its 5-0 win against Caen last weekend.

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Evra started every match as France finished as runner-up at Euro 2016, and Deschamps said he would send the defender a private message rather than issue a public statement.

"The decisions that have been made, I'm not here to judge them," said Deschamps, who also coached Evra at Monaco between 2002 and 2005, after France defeated Wales 2-0 in a friendly on Friday.

"I will not go through you [the media] to give him a message. To give him a message I will do it directly, as I have always done.

"His situation is very complicated and I wouldn't wish anyone to be in this situation.

"But these actions have happened. They are there, they are heavy."

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