Shane Long hugging Seamus Coleman is just an incredibly touching moment
That is an expensive bloody point.
The Republic of Ireland have drawn 0-0 at home with Wales but, a night that struck the right notes early on with the tributes to the late Ryan McBride, finished on a sour note as captain Seamus Coleman suffered an horrific injury.
The Everton full-back appeared to badly break his leg following a reckless, red card tackle from Neil Taylor.
With the 28-year-old lying stricken on the Aviva Stadium turf, his team-mate Shane Long came over and gave him a hug.
This moment just summed up how horrific and serious the challenge was.
It also shows the incredible level of comradery and companionship which exists in this Irish squad.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 24, 2017
It seems everyone in the whole country were just outraged at the reckless tackle.
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) March 24, 2017
Neil Taylor was reckless. Seamus Coleman was helpless.I wish him the speediest recovery.#IRLWAL
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) March 24, 2017
So sad to see Seamus Coleman's injury... LOVE him as a footballer and a Irishman.#IrevWal
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) March 24, 2017
Just saw the horrible injury of Séamus Coleman. My heart is bleeding 😢
Get well soon lad. Best wishes.
— W I L D (@WILDFNTSY) March 24, 2017
— Ned (@neddthomas) March 24, 2017
The game does not matter now, more worried about Seamus Coleman. Blow the whistle. Best wishes Seamus. #ROIvWAL
— Hawkeye Sidekick (@hawkeyesidekick) March 24, 2017
Get well soon Seamus Coleman. I love you x #IRLWAL
— S1dTR0tt3r147 (@S1dTR0tt3r147) March 24, 2017
#IrevWal crying after seeing that tackle, I love Seamus Coleman. Hope it's not career ending but it looks that way
— Rebecca (@BeckyWatts1) March 24, 2017