Wales star denies laughing after Seamus Coleman's leg break
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.
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."
I didn't want to acknowledge the nonsense on here but to those who have wrongly interpreted & commented.........— Joe Ledley (@joe16led) March 25, 2017
......on what my thoughts were at that moment in time need their heads testing.— Joe Ledley (@joe16led) March 25, 2017
.........My thoughts are with Seamus Coleman & I wish him a speedy road to recovery.— Joe Ledley (@joe16led) March 25, 2017
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.