By Amir Mir
Paul McGrath has stated that the game is put into perspective after Everton ace Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg on Friday evening.
Aston Villa left-back Neil Taylor, who was representing Wales, produced a wild tackle on the Republic of Ireland international in the second half.
Taylor was immediately sent off for his horror tackle with Coleman needing lengthy treatment on the field after the challenge.
Southampton forward Shane Long consoled his teammate straight after the tackle with a number of players looking distressed.
Republic of Ireland legend McGrath sent this heartfelt message to Coleman after the game had finished.
“Thoughts and best wishes are with Seamus Coleman,” McGrath wrote on his personal Twitter account. “The result of the game is put into perspective when something like this happens.”
Thoughts and best wishes are with Seamus Coleman tonight the result of the game is put into perspective when something like this happens 💚
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) March 24, 2017
Taylor moved to Villa Park from Premier League outfit Swansea during the January transfer window.
Since his move, he has been a regular feature for Steve Bruce’s side in the Championship and was part of the Chris Coleman team that made it to the semi-final’s of Euro 2016.
He started and played every game of that tournament with Villa supporters reacting in this manner to his tackle.
The focus will now be on Coleman and his recovery with the defender likely to miss at least six months of action.
The Toffees will be hoping he can recover quickly enough or more importantly the injury doesn’t damage his career.
In other Everton news, Ross Barkley sent this message to Seamus Coleman after he suffered his injury.