Shane Long‘s reaction to Seamus Coleman should be the picture everyone is sharing on social media tonight.
Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium was overshadowed by the broken leg Coleman suffered after a high tackle from Neil Taylor.
The Everton defender got to the ball first in the incident in the second half, but he came off worst with the Welsman catching his right leg and snapping it at the shin.
Coleman was immediately treated by medical staff and stretchered off the pitch, presumably to hospital for further treatment.
And with Sky Sports choosing not to show a close-up view of the tackle, fans watching took to Twitter to see the full extent of it as well as the injury.
Unfortunately, that’s led to widespread sharing of the challenge and the state of Coleman’s leg as he hits the ground.
But is it the picture we should be sharing? Or should we be concentrating on this brilliant moment of companionship from Long towards Coleman:
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 24, 2017
If you want to retweet a picture of Seamus Coleman, then do it with this one. Fair play Shane Long ? pic.twitter.com/PS2aHp0uB4
— Ruaraidh Callinan (@pukkaefc) March 24, 2017
— Helena Jane (@N1_Angel) March 24, 2017
— Royal Blue Everton (@RoyalBlueEFC) March 24, 2017
Big shoutout to Long for comforting Coleman ? pic.twitter.com/ettzCKb0es
— Nick (@NickEFC_) March 24, 2017
— Donal Murphy (@1DonalMurphy) March 24, 2017
Coleman being comforted by Long. pic.twitter.com/fBtHdcKZ9n
— Laura-Leigh (@AnnieAura) March 24, 2017
Fair play to Long for realising Coleman was in need. Hopefully the Everton man makes a speedy recovery.
The game finished 0-0 with Wales able to hold on after Taylor’s red card left Ireland with a one-man advantage for the last 15 minutes of the game.