Serie A: AS Roma pledge to donate $170,000 to Liverpool fan injured in attack outside Anfield before Champions League tie

Sean Cox suffered a brain injury in the incident, which took place before the Champions League semi-final first-leg match between Liverpool and Roma

Reuters November 16, 2018 19:50:18 IST
Serie A: AS Roma pledge to donate $170,000 to Liverpool fan injured in attack outside Anfield before Champions League tie

AS Roma will donate 150,000 euros ($170,295) towards the medical and rehabilitation costs of a Liverpool fan, who was injured in an attack outside Anfield in April, the Italian club have announced.

Serie A AS Roma pledge to donate 170000 to Liverpool fan injured in attack outside Anfield before Champions League tie

Liverpool players hold aloft a banner for Sean Cox at a pre-season friendly. Reuters

Sean Cox, 53, from Ireland, suffered a brain injury in the incident, which took place before the Champions League semi-final first-leg match between Liverpool and Roma.

Roma said they will donate 100,000 euros through their Roma Cares foundation, while their president Jim Pallotta will make a personal donation of 50,000 euros. The Serie A club have also agreed to work with Cox’s wife Martina on further fundraising initiatives to help cover the ongoing costs of his recovery.

“What happened to Sean Cox should never happen to anyone attending a football match,” Pallotta told the club website.

“Our thoughts today, as they have been from day one, are with Sean, Martina and their whole family. We all hope Sean makes as full a recovery as possible,” he added.

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