Tuesday 21 November 2017

Wales star denies laughing after Seamus Coleman's leg break

Dublin , Ireland - 24 March 2017; Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland is tackled by Joe Ledley and Aaron Ramsey, right, of Wales during FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Dublin , Ireland - 24 March 2017; Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland is tackled by Joe Ledley and Aaron Ramsey, right, of Wales during FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
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Wales midfielder Joe Ledley has strongly hit out at claims that he was laughing after the tackle that saw Ireland captain Seamus Coleman suffer a double leg break.

Coleman was upended by a horror tackle from Neil Taylor in the second half of last night's World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium, with many people accusing Ledley of walking away from the incident with a smile on his face after pictures were shared on social media.

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The Welshman has since taken to Twitter to deny those claims, saying his reaction was 'wrongly interpreted'.

"I didn't want to acknowledge the nonsense on here but to those who have wrongly interpreted and commented on what my thoughts were at the time need their heads testing," he tweeted.

"My thoughts are with Seamus Coleman & I wish him a speedy road to recovery."



Coleman is set to undergo surgery today, and will likely be on the sidelines for at least six months. Last night's 0-0 draw sees Ireland drop to second in Group D, behind Serbia on goal difference. However, they still have a four point advantage over both Wales and Austria, with the latter set to travel to Dublin in June for Ireland's next World Cup qualifier.

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