Seán Cox: Roma donate €150,000 to recovering Liverpool fan's family

Jurgen Klopp and Seamus Coleman have also donated to Meath man's care costs

Liverpool fan Sean Cox was attacked outside Anfield by Roma supporters before a match in April Photograph: Facebook

Liverpool fan Sean Cox was attacked outside Anfield by Roma supporters before a match in April Photograph: Facebook

 

AS Roma have donated €150,000 to the family of injured Liverpool fan Seán Cox.

Cox was attacked by Roma supporters before the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield in April and is still recovering in hospital.

Footballing figures including Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Everton defender Seamus Coleman have already made donations on Cox’s family’s GoFundMe page, and Roma have now followed suit.

A statement published on Thursday read: “Roma and club president Jim Pallotta have today announced that they will donate an initial sum of €150,000 to the family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox to help with his medical and rehabilitation costs.

One of the t-shirts worn by AS Roma players in traing with ‘Come on Sean’ written in Italian Photograph: AS Roma Twitter
One of the t-shirts worn by AS Roma players in traing with ‘Come on Seán’ written in Italian Photograph: AS Roma Twitter

“Roma will donate €100,000 through its Roma Cares foundation, while Pallotta has decided to make a personal donation of 50,000 euros.

“Today’s announcement comes after club officials flew to Ireland on Friday to meet with Sean’s wife Martina and representatives helping to manage the family’s fundraising efforts.

“Having offered an initial financial donation, Roma have also agreed to work with the Cox family on further fundraising initiatives that will help cover ongoing costs for Seán over a multiyear period.”

Roma also tweeted an invitation for Giallorossi fans to contribute, while players wore Forza Sean (Come on Seán) T-shirts in training.

The main fundraising page for Cox has so far raised almost €400,000. - Press Association