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Added June 29th, 2015 by Ian

Chilean player booted out of Copa America for fingering opponent’s rear end

Gonzalo Jara of the Chilean national team has been booted out of the Copa America in his homeland after inserting his finger into the rear end of Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani. The two players were facing each other in the quarterfinals of the competition which Chile won 1-0 after the reigning champions were eventually reduced to nine players.

The incident infuriated Jara’s club team, German Bundesliga side Mainz, so much that they’re now trying to offload him. The German team saw the videos and photos of Cavani getting the bum’s rush and weren’t too happy with him. And neither was Cavani of Paris Saint Germain. When he felt the 29-year-old Jara prodding around in his backside, he brushed Jara’s face with his hand and Jara hit the deck as if he was shot. Cavani was then sent off the pitch by the referee with a second yellow card.

The sports director of Mainz spoke to the press after the incident and stated, “Jara knows that if an offer comes in he can go. We do not tolerate that. More than the prod, however, it is what comes afterwards that makes me angry. I hate theatrics more than anything.”

If Jara is sold by Mainz it will come a year before his contract runs out since his current deal isn’t set to expire until the end of the 2016 football season. However, if he isn’t sold, it looks like there’s no way the club will re-sign the former Nottingham Forest, West Brom, Brighton and Wigan player. Cavani, the 28-year-old recipient of the finger in the bum, may also be moving teams soon as both Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly interested in the striker.

For his tasteless actions in the 63rd minute of the match, Jara has been hit with a three-game suspension from Conmebol as well as a fine of 4,775 pounds, which is about $7,500. This means he’ll miss Chile’s Copa America semifinal clash against Peru on June 29th. The winner of that showdown will play the victor of the Argentina vs Paraguay match in the Cup Final on July 4th. Since Chile has two games left in the Copa America at the most, the ban for Jara will run over to Chile’s 2018 World Cup qualifying games.

 
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