Ireland sit in second position in Group D, behind leaders Serbia on goal difference, as they continue on the road to Russia 2018. However, they will more than likely have to complete the qualification journey without captain and talisman, Seamus Colemen.
The Everton fullback suffered a broken leg due to a dangerous challenge from Neil Taylor. In what was a fiery game, the Swansea City star took things overboard with a rash challenge.
Today, it was announced that he will serve a two-game ban, which means he will be free to play when the two sides meet against in October.
The whole of Ireland was up in arms that the ban was not longer.
Neil Taylor banned for 2 games after breaking Seamus Coleman’s leg.
Neymar got 3 for sarcastically applauding the referee. pic.twitter.com/WuHPaqvMWY
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 26, 2017
Incidentally, a two game ban for a potentially career ending ‘tackle’ by Neil Taylor? How is that right?
— Watched Toffee (@WatchedToffee) April 26, 2017
Suarez got 10 for leaving a bite mark on Ivanovic’s arm yet Taylor gets 2 for snapping Coleman’s leg into three? https://t.co/UbErs4ZOsV
— ️️ (@GerardDeulofxu) April 26, 2017
Coleman gets a double leg break and Taylor gets 2 game ban. Hardly justice is it?
— Richard Wolfenden (@_Wolfenden) April 26, 2017
Neil Taylor gets a two match ban for breaking seamus Coleman’s leg pic.twitter.com/IxfmyzuKMy
— YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) April 26, 2017
Joining us on the Mixer football podcast this week is Shamrock Rovers defender Roberto Lopes, in addition to our usual review of the latest round of League of Ireland action.