Patrice Evra has been widely criticised in France for his reaction, alongside Paul Pogba, to Manchester United’s 3-1 win over PSG during the week. The pair posted videos to social media celebrating the win from the stands inside Le Parc des Princes.
Jerome Rothen, Evra’s former teammate at Monaco, went on the television to blast his “scandalous attitude”. He said Evra should celebrate in the dressing room with the United team, not in the stadium when surrounded by PSG supporters.
It didn’t take Evra long to hit back at Rothen though, taking to Instagram to say he will slap his former teammate the next time he sees him.
I was told Jerome said some nasty things about me. I didn’t believe it but then I was shown the video. Your reward, next time I see you, I’m going to slap you in the face.
These aren’t empty threats. You know we’ll see each other eventually. You were always a salty p—k. I remember when L’Equipe gave you a rating of five and our other teammates got seven, since you were paranoid of the ratings, you would call the journalist and ask: ‘Why didn’t you give me a seven?’
Piece of s—. Stop telling bulls—, stop telling lies. Be careful, because we will cross roads eventually. I am sure we will.
Evra also explained the reason for his joyous reaction to our win, claiming he had been goaded by a PSG fan all night, so gave him a taste of his own medicine.
The whole match there was a well-dressed guy in a suit, sitting behind me and Paul yelling ‘Ici c’est Paris!” and constantly looking at me. I didn’t say anything until after the game finished, when I recorded a video in which me and Paul were yelling ‘Ici c’est Manchester!’ as revenge.
French press think I am an enemy of the state for rooting against PSG. Yellow jacket protests? My fault. PSG’s elimination? My fault. The French press is too focused on my celebrations but I don’t care.
Evra wasn’t the only Red to upset the PSG crowd either, with Eric Cantona and his friends reportedly provoking Neymar’s clan, including the player’s father.