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.
@irishexaminer excellent! Nice done and very expressive.— Ladygarra (@garrapincha) November 19, 2015
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.
@irishexaminer That's a tremendous compliment. Thanks from a kiwi.— MarkMyWords (@MarkSReynolds) November 19, 2015
@irishexaminer Nobody does poetic sorrow quite as well as the Irish. Respect, from NZ.— CityZen (@citizen_parable) November 19, 2015
A fitting tribute to a sporting icon.
You can read the Irish Examiner’s tribute to Jonah Lomu here.