Massimo Maccarone has blown up over the disrespectful nature of young Wellington goal-keeper Keegan Smith.
Smith who was shaky during the game, was blowing kisses to Maccarone as the Italian veteran was preparing to take a penalty.
But it was to no avail as the marquee man slotted the penalty which counted for his second of the game and the Roar’s third to top off the come back from three goals down.
After converting the spot kick, Maccarone was very quick to put him Smith in his place.
“I told him to show respect because he’s 20 years younger than me,” Maccarone said after the game.
“He just needs to do his job. Maybe it’s because he’s younger, but he doesn’t have to do these things because these things are not good in football.
“We shook hands after the game and I reminded him again and he said sorry to me.”
Overall Maccarone was happy with his brace but was even more happy about the end result after the result looked like it would go in favour of Wellington after they took a three goal lead in the first 20 minutes.
“Maybe now this is the game where we can change everything because we fought back to finish 3-3,” he added.
Brisbane play host to Central Coast this coming weekend in what is predicted to be an easy win for the Roar as they look to get their first three points of the campaign.