Our powerful tribute to Jonah Lomu touches hearts globally

The sporting world is in mourning following the untimely death of All Black legend Jonah Lomu, and a visual tribute to the player from today’s paper has struck a chord with many.

Our powerful tribute to Jonah Lomu touches hearts globally

The powerful image was highlighted first on today’s Irish Examiner front page.

The stark yet affecting image prompted an immediate reaction when we shared it on social media.

The page attracted attention in Ireland and beyond.

The image also made it’s way to Lomu’s native New Zealand, where it was shared on Super Rugby’s official Facebook page.

They captioned it: “The heartbreakingly simple front page of today’s Irish Examiner” and the image has been re-shared from their site almost 40,000 times.

The reaction was so great that @irishexaminer was trending throughout Twitter.

A fitting tribute to a sporting icon.

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