Chile's Gonzalo Jara has been handed a three-game ban for putting his finger up Edinson Cavani's backside during last week's Copa America clash with Uruguay.

The defender will not play again in the tournament after a Conmebol disciplinary panel sanctioned the punishment.

Jara was caught sticking him finger up the backside of Uruguayan Cavani during his side's 1-0 victory in Santiago on Wednesday.

Jara then theatrically collapsed on the ground when Cavani retaliated, with both players earning a yellow card from the referee.

Paris Saint-Germain hit man Cavani, however, was sent off having already been cautioned earlier in the match.

Gonzalo Jara 'sticks fingers' up Edinso Cavani's backside

And Jara has now been given the three-match ban due and a fine of $7,500.

It comes after his current side Mainz revealed they may now part ways with the defender following the incident, adding that they do not tolerate that sort of behaviour from their players and that he is free to leave the club should an offer come in for him.

"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."

Jara has been playing for Mainz since his release from Nottingham Forest last summer. He previously had made over 50 appearance for West Brom in the Premier League.

Chile have made the semi-finals of the Copa America for the first time in 16 years by defeating Uruguay.

– The Mirror