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Wales’ Joe Ledley Blasts Accusations He Was Laughing At Seamus Coleman Injury

Wales midfielder Joe Ledley has hit back at suggestions he was seen laughing following the horrific leg break suffered by Ireland captain Seamus Coleman in their World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Coleman was recklessly tackled by Neil Taylor during the second half and images of the incident and immediate aftermath show Coleman with a clear lower leg deformity.

As Taylor was given his marching orders for the tackle and as players and medics came to Coleman’s aid, fans reacted with anger as images appeared to show Ledley smiling as his back is turned to the Coleman.

Following a torrent of online abuse, the 30-year-old, who suffered a similar leg break only last year, has responded via his Twitter account to defend himself.

His strong retort online certainly sounds like the kind of reaction that would come from someone who has been on the receiving end of such a serious injury.

Coleman’s injury was the unfortunate talking point of a physical 0-0 draw between the two sides in Dublin and now with the Irishman’s season all but over, Ireland must now contend with an ever growing injury list ahead of their next match against Iceland on Tuesday.

Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.