Man Utd fullback Evra avoids FFF punishment

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra has avoided punishment from the French Football Federation.

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra has avoided punishment from the French Football Federation.

The FFF has confirmed Evra will not be punished for his outspoken attack on a host of pundits in a recent television interview.

"(FFF president) Noel Le Graet and (France coach) Didier Deschamps have once again told the player how disappointed they were with the timing of his personal outburst, and with certain terms he used, when we were involved in a crucial game," read a statement on the FFF's official website.

"Evra, for his part, wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the team and his love of the blue shirt, and promised he had not wanted to damage French football or its image in any way.

"Evra argued that although his timing was poor and that his use of certain words was misplaced, he had felt real fury...because his family had been hurt. This could explain, if not justify, why he cracked at the end of a long interview which was skillfully conducted to wind him up.

"Taking personal concerns, the player's explanation and regret into consideration, and in the context of using him in two key games vital to the future of French football, president Le Graet has decided that Patrice Evra remains available to the national team selector."

 
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