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Domenech on Man Utd legend Evra: It was a suicide attempt! He planned it...

Former France coach Raymond Domenech believes the flying kick of Olympique Marseille fullback Patrice Evra at a fan last night was almost premeditated.

Indeed, Domenech can understand Evra's meltdown as the Manchester United legend stares at retirement.

"Earlier in the Euros, no, he did not have suicide tendencies at the time, but this is a suicide attempt," Domenech told L'Équipe TV.

"In difficult times he was a boss. He played an important role in the dressing room, during group conversations ... But now the end is in sight. This is something psychological. He knows it's over and he will not play anymore."

Domenech admits he can understand Evra's shocking actions.

"I can not praise this behavior, but I can understand him," continued Domenech. "He thinks he's invincible, he wants to go and fight with all the supporters. Whether there are comparisons with the end of Zinédine Zidane's career? I do not say no.

"Footballers are under pressure and so things can happen. But I cannot be in someone's brain."

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