Prosecutor calls for fine against Patrice Evra for homophobic insult

RMC Sport report tonight that a fine of €1,500, of which €300 would be suspended, has been called for against former left-back Patrice Evra as part of a trial held this Thursday on the charge of a homophobic insult.

In a video which spread on social media, the former Manchester United man had called Paris Saint-Germain “faggots” in the wake of the Red Devils’ 2019 win over the French champions in the Champions League – “Paris, you are faggots, […] It’s the men who talk here.”

A number of anti-homophobia organisations and charities had submitted a legal complaint for “public insult of a group of people for their sexual orientation” – which a judge then brought down to “private insult”, explaining that it had been a private video which was leaked on Snapchat against Evra’s will.

The former France captain was not present for the trial, which took place in Paris. He currently resides in Dubai, according to his lawyer. A decision is set to come on February 9,

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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