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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Santos No Saint

AMSTERDAM () -- Ajax Amsterdam's Brazilian international defender Santos set a Dutch record on Sunday when he was sent off only 17 seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute.


Without kicking a ball, Santos was called into action moments after replacing injured defender Mario Melchiot, hauling back PSV Eindhoven's Belgian striker Luc Nilis and receiving his marching orders from referee Dick Jol.


The previous record was 28 seconds when Ton Rietbroek of Dordrecht 90 was dismissed against NEC in October 1990.