Former Manchester Untied and Juventus great Patrice Evra has made allegations towards a school teacher that he was sexually abused at the age of 13, the Frenchman said in an interview with the Times newspaper on Friday. The Interview was given to promote his up coming autobiography “I Love This Game”. In the interview he details how difficult it was to break this news to his mother only a few weeks ago.
“Of course, she was devastated. It was a tough moment for me. I have still to tell a few of my brothers and sisters and close friends,” said Evra, who was capped 81 times by France.
“I don’t want people to feel pity. It’s a difficult situation. A mother does not expect to hear this from their own child.”
“It was a big shock for her. A lot of anger. She said she was sorry. She said ‘you must not put it in your book, it’s private Patrice’, but that’s when I say ‘mum, it’s not about me, it’s about other kids’, then she says OK, she understands.”
Evra says he will not pursue any charges in the matter, but his mother has encouraged him to sue the alleged perpetrator. Evra joined Juventus from Manchester Untied on a free transfer in 2014 and played 2 seasons for the Bianconeri.