Ruben Zadkovich sent off 17 seconds after coming on in A-League clash

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Perth Glory midfielder Ruben Zadkovich was the talk of the terraces in Australia last night after he was sent off just 17 seconds after his introduction against Wellington Phoenix in the A-League on Friday evening.

The 28-year-old was brought on by manager Kenny Lowe with his side 2-0 up midway through the second-half, but his cameo lasted less than 30 seconds following his dismissal for a crazy high foot tackle.

Zadkovich was actually involved in just 10 seconds of open play, based on the time between the referee's whistle to restart the game and the blow-up that halted play immediately after the dangerous foul.

His studs-up lunge on Vince Lia will surely result in some further action being taken, even if it's only an internal reprimand from within the Glory camp for the irresponsible challenge.

Phoenix players were quick to crowd the man in the middle in the immediate aftermath of the incident, which shocked onlooking supporters at the nib Stadium, who couldn't quite believe their eyes.

Zadkovich is already well known to some fans in England after previous stints at Queens Park Rangers, Notts County and Derby, but his profile will probably be raised a little further - and not for the right reasons - as footage of his rash red card spreads virally across the internet.

You can watch footage of the A-League incident in the video below - and feel free to share some other examples of quickfire red cards in the comment box provided!


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