Roma to donate KSh18m for injured Liverpool fan


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Napoli v Liverpool - Aviva Stadium, ...
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Napoli v Liverpool - Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland - August 4, 2018 Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum and Andrew Robertson hold up a banner in support of Liverpool fan Sean Cox after the match REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

In Summary

  • AS Roma will donate KSh17.6 million 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
  • 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

AS Roma will donate KSh17.6 million towards the medical and rehabilitation costs of a Liverpool fan, who was injured in an attack outside Anfield in April, the Italian club has announced.

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 KSh11.7 million through their Roma Cares foundation, while their president Jim Pallotta will make a personal donation of KSh5.9 million.

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.”

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