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Roma To Donate Six Figure Sum To Family Of Sean Cox

AS Roma, along with their president, Jim Pallotta, have announced that they are to donate a combined total of €150,000 to the family of Liverpool fan, Sean Cox, as he continues his rehabilitation.

Cox was brutally assaulted outside a pub in Liverpool before their Champions League semi-final against Roma and has been recovering in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire of late.

A number of football personalities such as Seamus Coleman, Jurgen Klopp and David Meyler have donated to a GoFundMe page set up for the Meath native while Liverpool raised almost £60,000 during a collection outside Anfield before their recent game against Cardiff City.

Roma officials flew to Ireland on Friday to meet with his wife, Martina, and have since announced that they will donate €100,000 through the Roma Cares Foundation while Pallotta will also make a personal donation of €50,000.

The club have also agreed to work with the Cox family on further fundraising efforts to help cover the ongoing costs over a multi-year period.

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Pallotta said that Cox has been on their minds since the attack.

“What happened to Sean Cox should never happen to anyone attending a football match. 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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Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter