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  • Vito Vito Jan 10, 2012 06:01 Flag

    The Truth About Monsieur Evra

    A clip on YouTube showing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra making an obscene outburst using a similar word to the one at the centre of his racism case against Luis Suarez:


    The footage is from Canal+ documentary Le Periple Rouge about his former club Monaco's march to the 2004 Champions League final. Evra appears making a foul-mouthed rant in his hotel room before the semi-final against Chelsea. The programme is in French but Evra, after subtitles for Chelsea players Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Frank Lampard appear on screen, says in clear English, 'Mother-$%^& $%^&', along with other $%^&led profanities.

    It will be uncomfortable for club and player that Evra's obscenities are available for public viewing in the fall-out from the Suarez case. Ron Atkinson lost his job as ITV's lead football pundit after that Monaco home victory against Chelsea, following racist comments about Marcel Desailly that were made off air but picked up by Middle East networks. And Suarez received and accepted an 8-game ban for using the Spanish equivalent of the same word. So what happens now to Evra? Will it take Lampard or Hasselbaink or an official representative of Chelsea Football Club to lodge a formal complaint for the English FA to take action?