Taylor received a straight red card from referee Nicola Rizzoli
Fifa will investigate further censure of Neil Taylor following his dreadful challenge on Seamus Coleman in last Friday's World Cup qualifier.
Taylor was shown a straight red card for the tackle that broke both bones in the Everton fullback's right leg but the Football Association of Wales have been informed that the game's world governing body have opened proceedings into the incident that could end in further action.
Taylor's automatic one-match suspension could be extended to three international fixtures based on referee Nicola Rizzoli's report of the game.
Coleman underwent surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin last Saturday but was released yesterday.
Ireland head coach Martin O'Neill told the media that while the 28-year-old was understandably down in the immediate aftermath, he left hospital in better spirits.
“It's as much to do with he's still got the family around — his brother, his wife, his mother and the youngster all keeping him pretty busy,” O'Neill said. “I think he's doing much better now. It's not something you're going to get over in 24 hours, 36 hours. He's in much better spirits.
“It's encouraging to see. He's very positive, which I knew he would be. It's a tough injury. Could he get over it? If anybody can quickly, then Seamus can do that.”
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1 Posted 30/03/2017 at 15:43:29
2 Posted 30/03/2017 at 15:46:59
Will be interesting to see if the Welsh FA/Chris Coleman lodge an appeal against further sanctions, as he is "not that type of player".
3 Posted 30/03/2017 at 15:48:20
4 Posted 30/03/2017 at 15:53:19
The point, also mentioned in the linked Guardian blog, relates to Taylor's intent and the extent to which it may have actually been accidental:
"Because of the escalating level of recklessness within the game in Dublin, it is impossible simply to wave it past as an accident either. Taylor has got to be at least guilty of behaviour likely to result in injury and, because his behaviour actually did result in injury, it is no surprise to discover Fifa is considering lengthening his ban."
5 Posted 30/03/2017 at 15:54:16
Not quite sure why any ban should be confined to international matches though. Including all matches would give a stronger deterrent.
6 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:02:41
7 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:05:49
We need people with backbone to sort this out, and keep the game from ending players careers. I watch with interest to see the responses.
8 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:14:31
The so-called Disciplinary Committee seems to have their hands full penalizing nation members for remarkably petty issues...
And for inspiring confidence in the ruling body, just look who's head of the Referees' Committee!!! OMG.
9 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:17:17
Sorry to say this is an over reaction from Fifa. Would not surprise me if they try to hit the Welsh FA with the bill for Coleman's wages.
10 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:20:54
Found videos on Facebook.
I agree it was a 50-50 where our guy was left on the floor with a broken leg. A terrible business for Coleman and us.
I'll guess FIFA will see it that way. Whatever way they see it, get better Seamus.
We'll need you this time next year as we're challenging for the Title. Hopefully, Bolasie is back full strength at the same time!
11 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:37:11
My memory of that night is he gave us nothing all game all game, but then that could just be age.
12 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:38:27
The crazy thing, as Dave (#6) says, is why it's only one game for a straight red card shown for excessive force, when that is a three-game ban in the Premier League.
13 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:57:52
14 Posted 30/03/2017 at 16:59:02
A joke of a organisation and bent as they come, agreed.
15 Posted 30/03/2017 at 17:08:57
The most watched league on earth is England's Premier League; without doubt. Which makes Coleman's leg-break international news.
I've looked at many videos of the circumstances leading up to the leg-break. James Marshall and Kenrick called it correct. A 50-50 gone terribly wrong.
Be surprised FIFA sees otherwise.
16 Posted 30/03/2017 at 17:17:56
CHAIRMAN: COLLINA Pierluigi, Italy
ANDINO Amelio, Paraguay
DAMKOVA Dagmar, Czech Republic
HALL Brian, USA
HUNT Sandy, USA
MAIDIN Shamsul, Singapore
POLOSO Neil, Solomon Islands
SAFAR Hany, Qatar
SENEME Wilson, Brazil
STOLTENKAMP Kevin, New Zealand
I wonder what standard of reffing half of these guys have?
17 Posted 30/03/2017 at 17:48:44
18 Posted 30/03/2017 at 18:08:59
If anything, I'd rather he was made to play, because he's shite and that would be a bigger hinderance on his country's chances of qualifying.
It's all about looking after our player now. Can't be arsed even thinking about this no-mark.
19 Posted 30/03/2017 at 18:41:41
I can think of 2 equally poor 'Leg Breakers' from Rojo this season (one at Goodison) that weren't punished because the player on the receiving end managed to get up.
If a player leaves the ground and dives in two footed, then they should be banned regardless of whether the opposing player is injured or not.
20 Posted 30/03/2017 at 18:43:23
21 Posted 30/03/2017 at 19:06:50
22 Posted 30/03/2017 at 19:14:17
23 Posted 30/03/2017 at 19:34:54
24 Posted 30/03/2017 at 19:57:42
25 Posted 30/03/2017 at 20:37:29
The abuser went on to play for Arsenal, incredibly, only God knows how that happened, and then furthered himself in a media career. Who says crime doesn't pay?
27 Posted 30/03/2017 at 20:59:05
"Pyrotechnic devices and Pitch Invastion by ball boys"
"Crowd Disturbance (1 Bengal light)" . I had to google what a Bengal light was. I'm going to sound so clever when my mates call them flares.
"Improper conduct among supporters, including objects (plastic bottles) being thrown,
one team official touched" . touched where?!?! By whom? A supporter?
"No flags hoisted and flown in the stadium" NOOOOOOOO!!!!
"Pitch invasion by a dog (match stopped twice)" . Dog got bored
"Post-match conference held in an unofficial place"
"Clock kept running after minute 90"
28 Posted 30/03/2017 at 21:44:11
Sure that helps.
29 Posted 30/03/2017 at 21:52:26
30 Posted 30/03/2017 at 21:53:01
I don't know why but if you ever get to hear any of his remarks you will see what I mean. He was and is a prick.
31 Posted 30/03/2017 at 21:58:04
Depends, I suppose, if you spell bollocks "bollocks" or "bollox".
32 Posted 30/03/2017 at 21:58:11
I've held my tongue on this and as sick as I am over losing Seamus Coleman, it's done and that's that.
I can remember a few of our players putting the boot in, quite recklessly as well; it's a contact sport and shit happens.
It's just unfortunate it happened to us.
33 Posted 30/03/2017 at 22:07:26
Play fair... no Google thing.
35 Posted 30/03/2017 at 22:15:36
36 Posted 30/03/2017 at 22:33:28
Mirallas on Suarez, he went out to hurt the buck toothed biter and 2 terrible tackles in the last Derby. One by Ross Barkley which could easily have smashed the lads leg.
Like I said, it's a contact sport and shit happens, always has and always will.
37 Posted 30/03/2017 at 22:36:15
I think between us the point's been made, though.
38 Posted 30/03/2017 at 22:42:15
39 Posted 30/03/2017 at 22:51:41
A very reckless tackle, shattered Ebbrell's shin pad and unfortunately shattered his own knee.
40 Posted 30/03/2017 at 23:16:53
Whether a leg was broken or not, reckless behaviour should be punished as a deterrent, whether it's an opposition player or an Everton player.
41 Posted 30/03/2017 at 23:25:28
42 Posted 30/03/2017 at 23:47:33
The game you refer to, I was there, and the event with Inch, note I do not say tackle was a disgrace. You will also recall that Peter Reid took vengeance on him and at the end of the first half, one of the most nauseable players ever was left on the track round the pitch by the Bullens stand. I make no apology for cheering as he was stretchered away, and I hate him. Yes, hate. He destroyed Inch.
On a different note, I met John Ebbrell just before the 1995 FA Cup Final when he was dropped. I loved Johnny, told him so, he took offence when I told him, till I explained I loved him for not pulling out of the tackle when McMahon tried to break his leg at Anfield. Again, no apologies, I cheered McMahon being stretchered off, he got what he deserved.
43 Posted 31/03/2017 at 02:36:52
If you think it was a one-off, google what he did to Kyle Walker's face, and I'm told there are other instances. The game doesn't need thugs, it needs attractive players, entertaining and skillful, being protected by those who administer our national sport.
You can bet your life if it had happened to Aguero, Hazard, Sterling, Sanchez et al, Sky Sports would be running a poll to bring back capital punishment.
44 Posted 31/03/2017 at 03:36:19
45 Posted 31/03/2017 at 07:16:17
"Not going in to the rights and wrongs of the tackle but I'm surprised that a player is only banned for one match for a straight red card. Why are International games different to league games, as far as punishment is concerned?" Agree.
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