PSG slams Evra homophobic comments

Tensions began to mount when Evra posted a video on Instagram from PSG's stadium celebrating Manchester United's stunning 3-1 away win in the Champions League last 16.

Patrice Evra

Evra (L) faced criticism from former PSG player Jerome Rothen for his celebrations during the Champions League match between the Paris side and Manchester United.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Paris Saint-Germain has condemned the behaviour and comments of Patrice Evra as a social media spat turned nasty with the former France captain calling the Parisians “a bunch of queers”.

Tensions began to mount when Evra posted a video on Instagram, where he has 5.8 million followers, from PSG's stadium celebrating Manchester United's stunning 3-1 away win in the Champions League last 16.

This drew criticism from former PSG player and television pundit Jerome Rothen, who was a France and Monaco teammate of Evra.

Evra responded to Rothen by threatening to “smash his face in”.

The left-back, who played 379 times for Manchester United and 81 times for France, has a history of provocative statements and was the French captain during their infamous strike at the 2010 World Cup.

The French champion released a statement decrying Evra's behaviour on Tuesday.

“We strongly condemn Patrice Evra's homophobic insults aimed at us, our representatives and former players on social media,” the statement said.

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