AS Roma Train In Personalised Shirts Dedicated To Liverpool Fan Sean Cox
AS Roma players have produced a wonderful tribute to Sean Cox, the Liverpool fan left fighting for his life after being attacked by Roma ultras ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield last week.
53-year old Cox, from Dunboyne in Meath, Ireland was seriously assaulted by thuggish Giallorossi supporters, suffering injuries to the head and being placed in a critical condition as a result.
Roma president James Pallotta branded the group of supporters responsible "fucking morons" and said it was a minority showing the club in a negative light.
Cox, a father of two, has received a whole host of brilliant gestures from his beloved Liverpool - such as Jurgen Klopp sporting a Liverbird in Irish colours for his pre-Stoke press conference, before the squad hung his St Peter's GAA, Dunboyne jersey in the Anfield dressing room ahead of the game.
The jersey of St Peter's GAA, Dunboyne hangs in the Anfield dressing room in support of Sean Cox. pic.twitter.com/mFtlQpNX5Y
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2018
Now, opponents Roma have showed their class by training in shirts which read 'Forza Sean':
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I giallorossi sono in campo per l'ultimo allenamento in vista di #RomaLFC...#ASRoma #UCL https://t.co/0sHg93MXN2
- AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) May 1, 2018
An important message on the players' shirts for today's training session... :pray:#ASRoma pic.twitter.com/asHGI3sqjw
- AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 1, 2018
AS Roma players wearing FORZA SEAN shirts today #SeanCox #UCL
(Via @LoreSerafins ) pic.twitter.com/t2mV1o7Zfc
- !!! (@loonyroon) May 1, 2018
Sean is currently recovering in hospital and some fine folks have set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for his medical bills.
In six days, 3,946 people have dug deep in their pockets to raise a whopping €76,827 for Sean and his family. The end goal is to get to €80,000 so here's hoping the donations keep coming - and of course that Sean makes a fully recovery.