Wednesday 18 September 2019

Charity match raises €748,000 for Liverpool fan Seán Cox

Sean Cox
Sean Cox
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

A cheque for €748,000 has been handed over to the Séan Cox Rehabilitation Trust following the special charity game held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin earlier this year.

The Aviva Stadium hosted a star-studded game to raise money for the Irish Liverpool fan, who was left with life-changing injuries following an unprovoked attack by Roma fans ahead of the 2018 Champions League semi-final at Anfield.

With Mr Cox's wife Martina in attendance to accept the cheque, she offered these comments to the Liverpool website.

"Today is my first ever visit to Anfield and while it is tinged with some sadness given Seán cannot be with me, we are humbled by the warmth and generosity that has been shown by Liverpool Football Club, its supporters and the people of this city in taking Seán into their hearts," Ms Cox said.

"While the doctors are pleased with his progress, it is slow and Seán himself is frustrated at not being able to properly speak or express himself or do the things he took for granted before the attack.

"Seán begins the next stage in his rehabilitation later this summer when he will travel from Dublin to a specialist neurological centre in Yorkshire.

"As a family we hope and pray that we get more of the old Seán back in the years ahead."

Irish Independent

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