Patrice Evra risks prison time

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Patrice Evra, Ed Woodward, executive vice-chairman of Manchester United with David Gill before the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Patrice Evra’s recent homophobic remarks may land him in trouble after a gay rights group pressed charges against the former Manchester United defender.

PSG top executives were reportedly angered by Evra’s social media posts following the Red Devil’s comeback in Paris.

And reports are rife the former Monaco and Juve player was heard saying the word ‘pede’, which has anti-gay connotations, and rights group Rouge Direct has since launched legal proceedings.

“We don’t want to just let the insults from a former France captain pass by,” Rouge Direct spokesman Julien Pontes revealed in a quote cited on Football Italia.

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“He has a lot of people listening to him, especially among young people. Sanctions and exemplary punishments should be given to those who think they can insult people because of their sexuality.

“This is unacceptable, and punishable by law. If Mr Evra does not realise how serious his words have been, we want a judge to remind him.”

And it’s believed the 37-year-old could face up to a year behind bars and a €40,000 fine if he is found guilty of homophobic offences.

But Mr Evra has since apologised for the comments in a separate video after accusing the French Press of blowing things out of proportion.