There has been a horrendously unsympathetic reaction to Stephen Ireland's leg break
Stoke have announced that Stephen Ireland broke his leg during a training session this morning and there is not a lot of sympathy on Twitter.
The playmaker, who has only made 16 appearances for the Potters this season, is facing months of rehabilitation on the sidelines.
The club said in a statement: "Stoke can confirm Stephen Ireland is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken leg in training this morning.
"All at the club wish Stephen a speedy recovery and will offer him all the support he requires as he undergoes his rehabilitation."
Some Twitter users have opted to make fun of the man capped six times with Ireland rather than show any kind of sympathy for his predicament.
Our thoughts go out to Stephen Ireland who has broken his leg!— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) May 10, 2016
But then again he doesn't want to play for Ireland!! pic.twitter.com/zsBae5Uu0W
Stephen Ireland out of the Euros after breaking 3 of his legs......— Jamie Wall (@Jamwall7) May 10, 2016
Stephen Ireland's granny delighted she won't have to fake her own death again— Thom Malone (@thom_malone) May 10, 2016
stephen ireland broke his leg in training wtf— jbm (@jordanbm09) May 10, 2016
Loool Stephen Ireland broke his leg— Ryan (@ryan114av) May 10, 2016
Forgot Stephen Ireland played for us tbh.— Dom Smith (@Dom_Smith92) May 10, 2016
When you hear "Irish Stoke player injured in training" on the radio u naturally might panic till you then hear the words 'Stephen Ireland'— John Flynn (@FLYNNER220) May 10, 2016