Man United Legend Patrice Evra Opens Up on Horrifying Sexual Abuse He Suffered as a Child

Man United Legend Patrice Evra Opens Up on Horrifying Sexual Abuse He Suffered as a Child

  • Patrice Evra has spoken for the first time in public about how he endured sexual abuse growing up as a youngster
  • He was abused by his school teacher who had offered to let him live at school as a child in order to help him be able to pursue his football training
  • The 41-year-old enjoyed an illustrious career which saw him feature for the best of clubs in Europe including Manchester United, Juventus and Olympique Marseille

France and Manchester United legend Patrice Evra took a trip down memory lane to recount one of the most painful moments while growing up.

The retired footballer turned pundit is known for his forthrightness and currently uses his popularity and reach to empower victims of sexual abuse to speak up.

Evra, who recently launched his autobiography titled I Love This Game, opened up for the first time about the ordeal he went through as a child.

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Retired France defender Patrice Evra shed tears while on punditry duties after watching his favourite club, Manchester United suffer an embarrassing defeat. Photo credit: @la_tarrant
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He stressed the reason for coming out is to embolden others who might have gone through a similar incident and not suffer in silence.

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"I don't want people to suffer the same way I suffered," Evra told CNN Senior Sport Analyst Darren Lewis via Tribuna.
"When those things happen, you feel shame about yourself, you feel guilty, you don't know if people are going to trust you."

Evra was once confronted by the police to assist in investigations about the sexual abuse when he was 24 years, however, the former Man United left-back declined.

"So that's why I don't want people to say 'Wow, Patrice, you're so brave. You're so courageous to talk openly about that,'" he said.
"It's not about that. The victim -- it's not because they are brave. It's because it's the right moment where you feel safe and trust.

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Patrice Evra argues Man United might regret choosing Erik Ten Hag ahead of Antonio Conte

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that English Premier League club Manchester United have been told they will regret not appointing Antonio Conte during their turbulent period.

Patrice Evra minced no words when he suggested that Conte is ranked among the best managers in the world and that the Red Devils should have gone ahead to appoint the Italian tactician.

SPORTbible reports that following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, many had thought United would hire Conte as their next manager, but instead, they opted for Erik Ten Hag.

Source: Sports Brief News