'A giant falls': World of sport unites to pay tribute to Munster and Ireland legend Anthony Foley
Tributes are pouring in from all over the world this afternoon after the tragic death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley.
The legendary back row was found dead at the team hotel ahead of the team's Champions Cup opener against Racing 92, with the match being postponed as everyone comes to terms with the shocking news.
The death of the 42-year-old has sparked a huge outpouring of grief on social media, with fans, players, coaches, teams and stars from other sports posting messages of sympathy for Foley's family and tributes to the Munster and Ireland legend.
Horrendous news about Anthony Foley. Thoughts are with his family.— Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) October 16, 2016
Distraught at the tragic news of Anthony Foley,great friend,teammate & legend.Super form last weekend at Mick Galwey's 50th.Incomprehensible pic.twitter.com/lpnGMvnN2x— Frankie Sheahan (@FrankieSheahan) October 16, 2016
We're very saddened to hear that Anthony Foley has passed away, our thoughts and sympathies are with his family... https://t.co/8qOh8dA1Xt— Munster Rugby SC (@MRSC16) October 16, 2016
Impossible to process the devastating news of Munster coach Anthony Foley's untimely passing. A giant falls. RIP.— Roy Curtis (@RoyCurtis68) October 16, 2016
Shocked by the news of the passing of Anthony Foley - thoughts are with his wife and family - a gentleman and of course a sporting legend. pic.twitter.com/ubVVZgvfba— Timmy Dooley TD (@timmydooley) October 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the great Anthony Foley and the wider Munster family. A wonderful son of rugby. RIP Axel.— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) October 16, 2016
So sad to hear Anthony Foley has passed away. A true Irish rugby legend. Thoughts and prayers to to his family #RIP— Ben Cohen (@RugbyBenCohen) October 16, 2016
Very sad & shocking news hearing about Anthony Foley today #RIP— sonia osullivan (@soniaagrith) October 16, 2016
Rip Anthony Foley.. thoughts are with his Family and friends at this sad time. @Munsterrugby— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) October 16, 2016
@Munsterrugby Horrific news about Anthony Foley. Thoughts with his family and friends. RIP Munster and Irish legend— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) October 16, 2016