Montpellier defender Cyril Jeunechamp has been suspended ''until further notice'' by the Ligue 1 disciplinary commission after punching an L'Equipe reporter last weekend.
Jeunechamp, 36, lost his temper with Jose Barroso and called him out of a press conference following Saturday's 1-1 draw at Valenciennes, after having taken issue with an article written earlier in the week. He was one of several Montpellier players to confront Barroso.
The French champions have apologised to the journalist, while club president Louis Nicollin and the manager Rene Girard have condemned this ''kind of behaviour".
The Ligue 1 disciplinary commission currently need more time to come to a final decision about the case.
It is unknown how long Jeunechamp will be suspended for but he has already been ruled out of the match against Bordeaux on Sunday.