Almost four years after his controversial video after the PSG-Manchester United match in the Champions League, Patrice Evra has been found guilty of homophobic insult and ordered to pay a fine and damages.
Justice will have taken time but has delivered its verdict. Four years after the events, Patrice Evra has been fined and awarded damages by the Paris police court for his remarks made in a video after Manchester United’s success in the second leg of the Round of 16 match. the Champions League.
Present in the stands of the Parc des Princes, the former Red Devils player made fun of the Parisians in a video filmed shortly after the final whistle sealing the qualification of Manchester United thanks to a goal scored at the end of time. additional. “Paris, you are queers, you are queers… Here, it’s the men who talk”, he had notably launched. Remarks which had prompted Mousse and Stop Homophobia, supported by the anti-homophobia collective Rouge Direct, to file a complaint for “public insult towards a group of people because of their sexual orientation”.
The former defender was finally sentenced to a fine of 1,000 euros, as well as 1,500 euros in damages for the two civil party associations and 1,000 euros for lawyers’ fees. If the investigating judge had reclassified the facts as “non-public insult”the video having been put online without her knowledge, the prosecutor had pointed the finger at the ” responsibility “ by Patrice Evra as “media personality” of “to hold a citizen speech and respectful of all”.