Mainz ready to ditch Jara

2015-06-26 12:27
Gonzalo Jara (Getty Images)
Gonzalo Jara (Getty Images)

Berlin - German club Mainz 05 are ready to offload Gonzalo Jara after the Chile international whipped up a storm at the Copa America by sticking his finger up the backside of an opponent before falling to the floor theatrically when the player retaliated.

Television images showed the 29-year-old defender, who has a contract until 2016, prodding Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani during Chile's 1-0 victory in Santiago on Wednesday.

Cavani reacted by pushing Jara away with the back of his hand but the Chilean fell to the ground as if he had been punched.

The Brazilian referee showed Cavani his second yellow card of the game and sent him off.

"He knows that if an offer comes he can go," Mainz sports director Christian Heidel told Germany's Bild newspaper on Friday.

"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."

Images of the incident were all over social media and it was the main talking point from the match, which sent Chile into the last four of the competition for the first time in 16 years.

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