You're off! Fastest football red cards
The amazing thing about the Liverpool captain's red card 38 seconds after his halftime introduction was that he managed to string four complete passes before receiving his marching orders. Others haven't even had time to so much as bat an eyelid at the referee before being ordered to the showers.
Here are some of the best (or worst, depending on which side you're on)...
Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven vs NAC Breda) – 29 seconds
The quickest red card in Eredivise history... wasn't a red card offence at all. PSV's Willems was given his marching orders after what looked like a harmless challenge on NAC midfielder Gill Swerts, but referee Kevin Blom was fooled by the Belgian's exaggerated dive and produced the red card after only 29 seconds.
Thankfully for PSV, the numerical disadvantage didn't seem to slow them down in any way as they picked up a 2-0 win. Blom also later had the dismissal overturned after seeing replays and admitting that he'd got the decision wrong. Thanks ref!