Patrice Evra Joins West Ham Three Months After Ex-Man United Defender Kicked Fan In The Head In France

Patrice Evra has joined West Ham until the end of the season.

Evra was a free agent after being sacked by Marseille for kicking a fan in the head in November. He later insisted the fan had been abusing him from the stands.

He was banned by UEFA from playing in their competitions — the Champions League and Europa League — until June 2018, but is allowed to take part in domestic fixtures.

He was also fined €10,000 (£8,829) for his conduct ahead of a Europa League game against Vitoria de Guimaraes.

And he said: “I’m really happy to be a Hammer, to be back in the Premier League and I love this game!”

“It’s amazing to be back and I am thankful to West Ham for giving me the opportunity to do my job.

“When I wake up and know I am going to work hard, to have fun with my teammates and give my best on the pitch, I want to say a massive thanks to West Ham, to the chairman, to the manager to all my teammates, who have given me a nice welcome, my agent and my brother.

“I’m just happy to be here, it’s really simple. You don’t realise how lucky you are and just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new teammates made me smile!”

Evra made 379 appearances and scored three goals in nine seasons with United.

He clinched five Premier League titles, the 2009 Champions League, three League Cups, five Community Shields and the Club World Cup.

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