'Let me in the Welsh changing room so I can bate the sh**e outta Taylor' - Paddy Barnes reacts to Coleman injury
The Twitter reaction to Neil Taylor's horror challenge on Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has inevitably been mixed with users quick to offer their sympathies whilst also condemning the nature of Taylor's tackle.
Taylor was sent off in the 69th minute of Ireland's 0-0 draw with Wales on Friday after a very reckless challenge on Ireland captain Seamus Coleman.
The Ireland right-back was on the ground for several minutes after the tackle, before being stretchered off the field, and after the game Ireland manager Martin O'Neill confirmed that Coleman had broken his leg.
The reaction online was expectedly condemnatory towards Taylor and sympathetic towards Coleman.
Totally feel for Seamus Coleman tonight. Thoughts are with him with the hope of a speedy recovery. #COYBIG— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) March 24, 2017
Shane Long comforted Seamus Coleman after the captain's horrific injury. The only picture that needs to be observed tonight. pic.twitter.com/QniBeM6Pve— Barry O' Mahony (@barryomahony4) March 24, 2017
Hate this apologist rubbish in football punditry. Dean Saunders: "Neil Taylor is not that type of player." He did it so he very clearly is.— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) March 24, 2017
Neil Taylor was reckless. Seamus Coleman was helpless.I wish him the speediest recovery.#IRLWAL— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) March 24, 2017