America coach Diego Umana has been suspended for 11 matches for punching his Deportivo Cali rival Daniel Carreno during Saturday’s Colombian championship match.
The game at the Pascual Guerrero stadium in Cali was abandoned in the 82nd minute when riot police battled with supporters of America.
Trouble also broke out on the pitch where Umana punched Carreno, who was knocked to the ground, got back on his feet, ran towards his aggressor but was restrained by Deportivo officials.
The Colombian league said that Umana had been suspended for illegally entering the field and for violent conduct.
“Diego Umana, coach of America, entered the field of play and hit Daniel Carreno in the face with his forearm and his elbow, knocking him to the ground,” a statement said.
Umana has apologised for the incident, saying he did not realise that Carreno had been his victim.
Meanwhile, a group of America supporters known as the Red Baron, have been banned from entering the stadium for the next 10 games. In total, around 60 people were injured during the riot