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John Hartson Slated For 'He's Not That Type Of Player' Defence Of Neil Taylor

John Hartson Slated For 'He's Not That Type Of Player' Defence Of Neil Taylor

The dominant talking point from the Republic of Ireland's game against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night was Neil Taylor's shocking tackle on Seamus Coleman in the second half which it would seem broke Coleman's leg very badly.

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The reaction to it was generally one of outrage, and there were predictions of the usual "he's not that type of player" dirge almost as soon as Taylor was shown a red card.

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It came, from former Wales and Celtic striker John Hartson commentating on Radio 5 Live. And Hartson was roundly criticised for it.

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Didi Hamann didn't criticise Hartson directly but made clear his displeasure at such sentiments being expressed after a bad tackle - also bringing up a terrible tackle Gareth Bale made on John O'Shea.

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Chris Coleman came out with the same garbage when interviewed by RTE after the game. Who is that type of player? Nigel de Jong?

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Conall Cahill

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