Patrice Evra is Being Investigated for Homophobic Insults

A complaint had been launched from association against Patrice Evra for hurling homophobic insults. This led to an investigation being launched. The incident took place when Paris Saint Germain was defeated by Manchester United, Evra’s former club in the Champions League. The office of the prosecutor has started investigating into the homophobic insults against Patrice Evra who insulted the PSG players. Legal complaints have been filed by 2 gay rights group against him. He had used a homophobic slur when he was taunting PSG.

The complaint was for the public insult that is homophobic in nature. It has been launched with the public prosecutor of Paris by 2 groups and this was being supported by Paris Foot Gay, a former amateur club.  Patrice Evra had made the comments on a video that had been posted on social media. He wrote, PSG is weird and the real men are doing the talking there.

However, he went on to defend himself after the incident saying that he loves everyone and that he is not homophobic. Etienne Deshoulieres, a lawyer from the group stated that his words that contrasted real men and queers show a commonplace of homophobia in the world of football. He also said that this is not acceptable from a former captain of France and this has to be condemned firmly.

Evra might have to face one year of jail term along with a fine of £40,000 if he found to be guilty. A spokes person from one of the gay rights campaign groups said that they are not ready to insults of made by him pass by just like that. Evra has a lot of people who listen to him, particularly among young people. The gay rights group has to exemplary punishment have to be given to people who feel that they can simply insult people in regards to their sexual preference.