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Support for Everton star Coleman after 'horrific' broken leg

Republic of Ireland's Seamus Coleman holds his leg after a challenge from Wales' Neil Taylor Credit: Press Association.
Seamus Coleman is treated on the pitch. Credit: Press Association.

Everton's Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg playing for the Republic of Ireland against Wales in a World Cup qualifier.

The Irish captain was carried off on a stretcher in the second half after being on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from Wales left-back Neil Taylor, who was shown a straight red card for his tackle.

Physios appeared to be attempting to hold his leg in place after the horrific injury at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Prominent football stars and celebrities were quick to express their support for Coleman after the goalless draw.