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Watch: Tom Parsons Receives Rousing Reception Before Mayo Game

Limerick , Ireland - 9 June 2018; Tom Parsons of Mayo arrives to a standing ovation from spectators prior to the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1 match between Limerick and Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. (Photo By Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Tom Parsons suffered a horrendous injury while in action against Galway almost a month ago.

The midfielder left the field of play in the second half at MacHale Park with a suspected dislocated knee, following an accidental collision with Galway’s Eoghan Kerin.

The awful scenes were offset by a tremendous rallying of support for Parsons, with the attitude of the man himself endearing him to many.

Mayo’s football team were hosted by Limerick today at the Gaelic Grounds, and while the visitors routed Limerick in a 5-19 to 3-7 victory, the highlight of the day was reserved for the scenes prior to the Round 1 Championship qualifier.

Limerick , Ireland – 9 June 2018; Supporters stand to applaud Tom Parsons of Mayo as he arrives prior to the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1 match between Limerick and Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. (Photo By Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

In supporting his teammates, Parsons attended the game, and was present for a standing ovation upon taking his seat at pitchside.

The Charlestown Sarsfields man underwent the first of what is expected to be a series of surgeries a few weeks ago, and the unfortunate injury has ruled him out of the rest of the season.

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