Chile’s Gonzalo Jara was banned two matches at the Copa America for trying to shove his finger up Uruguayan Edinson Cavani’s backside. It was Cavani who got sent off for hitting Jara following the assault.
Jara's fine for the incident was also reduced from $7,500 to $5,000. The penalty seems light, especially for a form of sexual abuse. For comparison, here are five other audacious attacks in sports, and how players were penalised for them.
A head butt to the chest
Zinedine Zidane achieved World Cup immortality with this infamous head butt at the 2006 World Cup. Zidane said Italy’s Marco Materazzi had provoked him by insulting his sister, leading to Zidane’s violent reaction.
Zidane got a red card and France lost to Italy 5-3 on penalties.
FIFA handed him a three-match ban for the head butt, which Zidane served as three days of community service because he retired from professional football after the incident.
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A bite to the shoulder
Luis Suarez got a nine-match, four-month ban from