- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

BERLIN (AP) - Mainz will listen to offers for Gonzalo Jara following the Chile defender’s provocation of Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani in the Copa America quarterfinals.

Jara was caught on video poking Cavani’s behind and then dropping to the ground with his hand to his face after the Uruguay striker reacted with what appeared to be a light slap. Cavani was shown a second yellow card and sent off.

Mainz general manager Christian Heidel tells German daily Bild “we won’t tolerate it. More than the poke, it’s what happened afterward that makes me really mad. I hate nothing more than these theatrics.”

Jara, who joined from Nottingham Forest in 2014, has a year left on his contract with Mainz.

Heidel adds “he knows: If an offer comes, he can go.”



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