Brighton substitute Ezequiel Schelotto managed to get himself booked without even coming on after an amusing altercation with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
The right-back kicked the ball at the Crystal Palace talisman, who was cupping his ears to the Seagulls faithful in response to the hostile reception he was receiving.
Zaha confronted Schelotto and the Argentine-Italian was eventually shown a yellow card by the referee, despite not being on the pitch.
Schelotto wasn’t finished and threatened to become the first substitute ever to be sent off for two bookable offences.
He continued to wind up the Crystal Palace winger from the sidelines, even doing a ‘cry baby’ gesture at Zaha.
Brighton fans delighted in the episode, and while the situation cooled down eventually, the Amex found itself a new cult hero.
Zaha is traditionally the villain when Palace travel to the south-coast, with the two clubs considering themselves fierce local rivals despite some 40 miles separating them.
It’s rather appropriately titled the ‘M23 derby’ – because that’s just about all that links the two clubs by way of geography.
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