Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra may face a jail sentence if PSG decides to pursue legal action against him. Evra threatened to assault a former team-mate while he bantered Paris Saint-Germain again over the weekend, accusing the Ligue 1 outfit of having lost to the Red Devils’ “D team” in the Champions League.
The ex-France international was among those in attendance for a recent last-16 showdown between former team Manchester United and PSG at Parc des Princes. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had entered that contest trailing 2-0 on aggregate, but staged a stunning second-leg fightback to win 3-1 on the night and book their place in the quarter-finals.
Patrice Evra, who played for Marseille, Monaco, and Juventus as a left full-back, made no secret of where his allegiances lie when celebrating in the stands. He was joined by current Manchester United star Paul Pogba, who had been forced to sit out a heavyweight European encounter through suspension after picking a second yellow card in the first leg at Old Trafford.View this post on Instagram
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The Red Devils were also missing the likes of Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata due to injury. Solskjaer got his game plan spot on, though, and was able to claim the most notable of scalps.
His former team mate Evra has delighted in goading PSG on the back of that triumph and aimed another rant in the direction of those in the French capital. He has said in a video posted on social media: “We put out the D team! We settled you.”
“There were kids who played, they are the ones who used to clean my shoes. And you are there, Paris, making red carpets and all of that.”
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Evra has already revealed that PSG filed a complaint against him after his jubilant celebrations on their home patch. His actions did not go down well with the locals in Paris, with the 37-year-old saying: “PSG filed a complaint against me to UEFA for my celebration during PSG-Manchester.
“And people ask me: ‘Patrice, what do you risk?’ I don’t know man… Maybe they’ll change the code on my iPhone so it will be stuck?” Evra does not appear to be taking PSG’s grievances very seriously and looks set to continue with his “I love this game” approach to following football.
He is restricted to a spectator role at present as he has been without a club since leaving West Ham at the end of a short-term contract in the summer of 2018. The former Manchester United man has been a spectator at some high profile games accompanying notable figures such as Ed Woodward, Alex Ferguson and more to watch these games.
Now, Paris Saint-Germain have revealed that they are considering all possible legal actions to take before making a decision on whether to pursue Patrice Evra following his latest attack and threats on the Ligue 1 leaders, sources have told ESPN FC.
Following the game, his former Monaco teammate Jerome Rothen accused Evra of a “lack of respect” and Evra replied with the threat: “Next time I see you, I’m going to slap you in the face.” But the former France captain’s response did not stop there.
“Here it is Manchester,” Evra was filmed saying in the back seat of a taxi on Sunday. “Stop supporting teams who will never win.
“Even my cousin who is in the front [of the car] is p—– off. Paris, you are some f—-ts, some f—-ts, I’m telling you. We United put our D team against PSG and we did you. Some kids played — they used to clean my boots. They don’t even have sperm [yet]. Paris, you are some p—ies.”
Evra finished his video by reminding Rothen: “I will f—ing slap you in the face.” The video was filmed on Sunday after Evra had been in Paris for the opening of a barber shop by Paul Pogba’s brother, Florentin, but only emerged on Monday.
PSG were already unhappy with Evra’s celebration at the Parc des Princes, where he was filmed shouting: “Here it is Manchester.” But this latest incident has infuriated the club even more and could prompt legal action. The extent of the punishment that Evra might get is unknown but it is unclear if he would get jail time.