Friday night's World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales took a turn for the worse in the 69th minute when Seamus Coleman (ROI and Everton) sustained a double fracture to his leg following a tackle. The challenge has since been widely criticised by football professionals and fans alike, with some calling it reckless and negligent. But what constitutes negligent, reckless play, in law?
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