Wednesday 19 December 2018

Tribute to Sean by Liverpool F.C

Liverpool players pay tribute to Sean Cox in Rome last Wednesday after their semi final victory
Liverpool players pay tribute to Sean Cox in Rome last Wednesday after their semi final victory
Sean Cox

Olivia Ryan

Victorious Liverpool players paid their very own tribute to injured fan Sean Cox with a touching flag display moments after securing their place in the Champions League final at the Stadio Olimpico last week.

Sean, who works at Dundalk firm Precision Cables, is still being treated at a UK hospital for injuries sustained in an assault outside Anfield stadium two weeks ago.

A host of Liverpool's top players offered their support for Irish supporter Seán Cox who remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Mr Cox was assaulted ahead of the Champions League first-leg semi-final in what was an unprovoked attack.

Two Italian men have since been charged over the incident, which triggered widespread outrage.

The club has repeatedly offered support to the Dunboyne man and after the full-time whistle, the jubilant players posed for a photo with a special flag dedicated to Cox.

The family of injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox also thanked the public for their 'overwhelming support', saying it has provided 'some comfort' to them.

Mr Cox, from Dunboyne in Meath, remains in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre after he sustained serious head injuries following an unprovoked attack by Roma thugs outside Anfield before the Champions League semi final win last week.

His club, St. Peter's GAA Club Dunboyne, released a statement on behalf of his devastated family - who have been keeping a vigil by his bedside.

Chairman Fergus McNulty said in a statement, which was posted on St Peter's Facebook page: 'The past week has been a very difficult one for Sean, his family, his large circle of friends and his colleagues at St. Peter's GAA Club, as Sean remains in a critical condition.

'As a Club, and on behalf of Sean's family, we would like to express our appreciation for the huge number of messages and gestures of support from across our local community and beyond.

'The level of support from so many is overwhelming and I know this provides some comfort to Sean's family at this time.

'We would like to acknowledge the heartfelt support received from Liverpool and Roma Football Clubs. We have been touched by their solidarity and its sincerity over the past week and it has meant a great deal to both St Peters and Sean's family.'

He also spoke about the impact that Mr Cox has had on their club.

'Sean, a hugely popular and respected individual, is a driving force in St Peters and it is hard to fully convey the positive impact that he has in our club.

'We would ask that you keep Sean, Martina, and Sean's family in your thoughts and prayers.

'Finally, we would also appreciate that space and privacy be afforded to Sean and his family as they focus their efforts on Sean's recovery,' he wrote.

Sean's colleagues at Precision Cables, based in Mulholland Avenue, also offered their prayers and support in a statement on their Facebook page.

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