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Family of Liverpool fan Cox receives €150,000 donation from Roma

Roma have donated €150,000 to the family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox.

The Irishman has been hospitalised since he was attacked by Roma fans in front of Anfield ahead of the Champions League semi-final.

A statement published on Thursday read: "Roma and club president Jim Pallotta have today announced that they will donate an initial sum of 150,000 euros to the family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox to help with his medical and rehabilitation costs.

"Roma will donate 100,000 euros through its Roma Cares foundation, while Pallotta has decided to make a personal donation of 50,000 euros.

"Today's announcement comes after club officials flew to Ireland on Friday to meet with Sean's wife Martina and representatives helping to manage the family's fundraising efforts.

"Having offered an initial financial donation, Roma have also agreed to work with the Cox family on further fundraising initiatives that will help cover ongoing costs for Sean over a multi-year period."

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