November 16, 2018 / 10:41 AM / a month ago

Soccer: Roma to donate 150,000 euros in support of injured Liverpool fan

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - AS Roma v Liverpool - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 2, 2018 Liverpool players display a banner for fan Sean Cox as they celebrate after the match Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley/File Photo

(Reuters) - 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.

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 Romsa.

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.”

($1 = 0.8808 euros)

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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