Olympic Marseille defender, Patrice Evra was sent off during warm-up in the build up to their game against Vitoria Guimaraes for kicking one of his team’s fans.
Footage shows the 36-year-old ex-Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up.
The former France International has been a subject of jeering from a section of Marseille fans.
L’Equipe’s reporter said Evra had initially gone over to the fans to talk to them, but the situation had escalated quickly.
“Pat has experience and he must not react, it’s obvious,” Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said.
“Patrice is a more-than-experienced player. You can’t respond to insults, as bad as they are and as incredible as they might be. He must learn to keep his cool.”
He may now face more disciplinary action from UEFA.