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09th Feb 2023

Patrice Evra convicted for historic homophobic social media post

Steve Hopkins

The footballer was charged over a video he posted in 2019.

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been convicted after posting homophobic abuse on his social media account in 2019, according to reports.

The 41-year-old was charged on Thursday in relation to a video he posted to his social media accounts following Manchester United’s 3-1 victory against Paris Saint Germain.

The video shows Evra directing homophobic slurs towards the Parisian team, labelling the club as “f*****s” and “p****s”.

“Paris, you are queers, you are queers,” Evra said, suggesting his old club was more macho than PSG, adding: “Here, it’s the men who talk.”

The ex-Red Devils captain was not in court in Paris when he was fined €1000 (£890) and ordered to pay €2000 (£1780) compensation to two anti-hate campaign groups, The Mirror reported.

Stop Homophobia and Mousse complained after the video caused outrage.

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