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.
#ASRoma and club president Jim Pallotta have today announced that they will donate an initial sum of €150,000 to the family of Liverpool fan #SeanCox to help with his medical and rehabilitation costs pic.twitter.com/D50D1SSiCD
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) November 15, 2018
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.
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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