The Republic of Ireland took on Wales in the Aviva Stadium on Friday night in a crucial World Cup qualifier that turned out to be a disappointing fixture that finished 0-0, with the main incident being an horrific injury for Seamus Coleman in the second half after a horror tackle from Neil Taylor. The injury was so bad that RTE wouldn't even show a replay. Viewers watching the match were aghast.
Poor Seamus Coleman. Disgusting tackle by Taylor. Bale should have been sent off as well.
— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) March 24, 2017
Just seen Taylor's tackle - an utter disgrace. Should be banned for as long as Coleman is injured.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) March 24, 2017
As someone who works in television- if Sky/RTE don't show tackle replay- it's not good. Gutted for Coleman
— Thomas Niblock (@thomasniblock) March 24, 2017
Looks very bad for Coleman
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 24, 2017
Good man ref. If you sent off Bale for studs up you might have protected Coleman from a possible leg breaker!😡
— Paul Murphy (@PaulMurphykk) March 24, 2017
It looked a horrible tackle and a deserved red card but we've lionised enough of them that through more luck than judgment didn't do that
— aidan o'hara (@oharaa) March 24, 2017
The other main talking point was the brass band that was tasked with leading the Aviva crowd in song throughout the match. Most viewers seemed to think that it was just one rampant individual with a trumpet.
If any Ireland fans want to get protest flags past security in the future, just wrap them up and put them inside a trumpet. Will be grand
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) March 24, 2017
That lad playing that noisy horn like a fucking egit, needs to be escorted out of the Aviva #IrevWal
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) March 24, 2017
Seriously the lad with the trumpet is bordering on being as bad as the bastard that shows up at a party with a guitar. #IRLWAL
— PJ Gallagher (@pjgallagher) March 24, 2017