Earlier today the shocking news broke of the forced early retirement of Munster and Irish full-back Felix Jones due to a neck injury. He made a touching statement where he spoke of the heartbreaking realization that he had played his last rugby match.
As expected, the reaction to the news on Twitter was a mixture of sadness, sympathy and good wishes for the future.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) October 28, 2015
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) October 28, 2015
Very sad to see @FelixJones15 having to retire - the ultimate professional who was very much respected by his fellow professionals!
— Rob Kearney (@KearneyRob) October 28, 2015
Gutted for Felix Jones being forced to retire from rugby. Excellent player and a very nice guy. #Munster
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) October 28, 2015
Gutted for @FelixJones15 incredible professional. Always had your back and nothing was ever too big for him to throw himself at.
— Johne Murphy (@MurphyJohne) October 28, 2015
Gutted to hear the news of @FelixJones15 retiring.A player i'd always look to get the ball to whn playing alongside & avoid whn opposing him
— Ian madigan (@Ian_madigan) October 28, 2015
Sad to see @FelixJones15 forced into a premature retirement. One of the nicest guys around. And worked like no other. Pleasure jonesy.
— James Downey (@jamesdowney23) October 28, 2015
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) October 28, 2015
@FelixJones15 what a man , what a player 👍
— Niall Ronan (@niallronan7) October 28, 2015
Sometimes sport can be so unfair. Heart goes out to @FelixJones15.
Great player for both his country and his province.
— Jenny Murphy (@jennymurphy045) October 28, 2015
— Andy Balbirnie (@balbo90) October 28, 2015
— Leinstertainment (@cianer31son) October 28, 2015
Sad to hear of another rugby player forced into retirement. I wish @FelixJones15 all the best!
— David Gillick (@DavidGillick) October 28, 2015