Socceroo Matthew Jurman has been slapped with a two match ban and fined 2 million won ($A2,258) for making a “bribe gesture” at an opposing K-League player.
The defender’s team, Suwon Samsung Bluewings, were leading 1-0 at home when Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors earned a penalty kick in the 88th minute through striker Lee Dong-gook.
Before Lee could take the spot kick, the former Sydney FC star approached and rubbed his fingers together in a gesture regarded as insulting. The match ended 1-1.
The league’s discipline committee said 38-year-old Lee heard Jurman say “how much” but the Australian international told media he said “you’ll miss”.
Jeonbuk were docked nine points and disqualified from this year's AFC Champions League after a scout was convicted of bribing two referees in 2013.
The ban means Jurman’s first chance to hit the pitch again will be the Socceroos' World Cup playoff against Honduras next month.