Ruben Zadkovich of Perth Glory was sent-off just 17 seconds after coming on as a substitute in the A-League leaders’ game against Wellington Phoenix.

Zadkovich saw red after a crude challenge on Phoenix midfielder Vince Lia in his side’s 2-1 win.

It took referee Lucien Laverdure almost two minutes to calm things down afterwards as Wellington players reacted angrily to the incident.