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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 August, 2004, 15:50 GMT 16:50 UK
Gone in sixty seconds
Vinnie Jones and Hans Segers
Even Vinnie Jones lasted longer

Colchester defender Stephen Hunt won't forget his debut in a hurry.

The teenager lasted just 59 seconds before being sent off against Chesterfield.

Hunt, on as a 65th minute substitute, got his marching orders for chopping down two-goal striker Tcham N'Toya.

But it wasn't the quickest sending off of all time. Oh no, not by a long chalk.

That dubious honour belongs to Walter Boyd, who officially lasted for zero seconds flat when he played for Swansea against Darlington in 1997.

The Jamaican star came on as a substitute seven minutes from time after Swansea had been awarded a free kick.

But before his team had a chance to take it, Boyd elbowed Martin Gray and was promptly given his marching orders.

Referee Clive Wilkes had not restarted his watch so, in effect, Boyd was never really there.

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman only managed to stay on the field for 13 seconds after handling outside his area against Wolves in 2000, while Italian defender Guiseppe Lorenzo lasted three seconds less playing for Bologna against Parma in 1990.

And what of our old favourite Vinnie Jones? The hardman was sent off a dozen times during his fiery career but his record for rapidity came after he had packed his bags for Tinseltown.

Jones came on as a sub for celebrity team Hollywood United and 15 seconds later was heading for an early bath after almost cutting an opponent in half.

As he ran off the pitch he turned to the crowd and shouted: "It's just like the old days!"


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