Friday night’s football was completely overshadowed by a horrendous injury suffered by Ireland and Everton right-back Seamus Coleman.
Television broadcasters refused to show a replay of the incident in the World Cup qualifier against Wales after a challenge from Neil Taylor snapped Coleman’s leg.
The severe nature of the injury provoked an outpouring of support from figures in football, but also condemnation of Taylor’s tackle.
That was led by former Everton star Rooney, who tweeted:
Coleman’s team-mate at Goodison Park, Yannick Bolasie, was also furious with Taylor’s conduct.
And Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha expressed similar sentiments.
Other football figures were quick to express their sympathy for Coleman, including another prominent member of the right-back union.
And a Wales defender who plays alongside Coleman at club level:
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