Thursday 21 September 2017

'Let me in the Welsh changing room so I can bate the sh**e outta Taylor' - Paddy Barnes reacts to Coleman injury

Republic of Ireland's defender Seamus Coleman is taken from the pitch on a stretcher after being injured during the World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on March 24, 2017. The game ended 0-0. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH
Republic of Ireland's defender Seamus Coleman is taken from the pitch on a stretcher after being injured during the World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on March 24, 2017. The game ended 0-0. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH

Jack O'Toole

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.

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