Irish Examiner’s powerful front-page tribute to Jonah Lomu touches hearts globally

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

Irish Examiner’s powerful front-page 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 the Irish Examiner has struck a chord with many.

The Irish Examiner, a sister organisation to breakingnews.ie, used this powerful image on today’s front cover.

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

The page attracted attention in Ireland and beyond.

The image also made its 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 thousands of times.

A fitting tribute to a sporting icon.

You can read the Irish Examiner’s tribute to Jonah Lomu here.

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