Gonzalo Jara: Before Edinson Cavani the defender poked Gonzalo Higuain in the bum during World Cup qualifier in 2012

Jara under investigation for provoking Edinson Cavani

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Gonzalo Jara was involved in a bizarre incident against Uruguay that leaves him facing suspension from the rest of the Copa America.

The Chile defender poked Uruguay's Edinson Cavani in the bum during the quarter-final, provoking the striker to react and get sent off - the hosts went on to win 1-0 to book their place in the semi-final.

But Jara has previous.

Video has emerged that shows the 29-year-old, who spent four years in England with West Bromwich, poking another striker in the bum as provocation.

Back in 2012 it was Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina who found himself in the firing line.

Unlike Cavani, the striker - a target of Arsenal - did not react and went on to score as Argentina won 2-1.