Crew's Renteria suspended one game

Crew's Renteria suspended one game

MLS- Columbus Crew

Crew's Renteria suspended one game

Renteria (Getty Images)

Emilio Renteria's reaction to a hard challenge has cost him a game.

Renteria was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for delivering a headbutt to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura in the second half of the Crew's 2-0 loss Saturday night.

Renteria was taken down from behind by Nagamura, and confronted him with the headbutt in the post-tackle altercation. Both players were given yellow cards for the incident — Nagamura for the challenge, Renteria for the reaction — but the MLS DC saw it fit to increase Renteria's punishment. He'll miss Columbus' match Saturday night against D.C. United, a team that will also be shorthanded after goalkeeper Bill Hamid was sent off against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

Video of the incident is after the jump:


Do you think Renteria deserved the suspension, or should the yellow card have sufficed? Should he have been given a straight red on the field?

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