James Pallotta, the president of Italian football club AS Roma, along with the club itself, have made a substantial donation to help injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox.
Roma and their club president, James Pallotta have made a combined €150,000 donation to a fund for injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox who was attacked by two Roma fans before last season’s Champions League semi-final.
Irishman Cox, was attacked before the first-leg of Liverpool’s semi-final vs Roma, by two Roma fans outside of a pub not far from Anfield itself.
Filippo Lombardi and Daniele Sciusco attacked the 53-year-old shortly before their match vs Liverpool. Lombardi said that he did not see his victim hit the ground. Lombardi and Sciusco, both from Rome, have been jailed for 3 and 2-and-a-half years for their assault.
Cox’s wife has said how difficult their lives have been since the horrible incident on her husband. Martina said: “Our life has been turned upside down by what has happened to Sean.
Roma have donated €100,000 through their Roma Cares foundation, with Pallotta making a €50,000 personal donation, while the club promised to work with the family to support additional fundraising efforts.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Everton defender Seamus Coleman are among those to have contributed already.