— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 12, 2019
The Special One Football Club Liverpool FC has announced today that the match held in Dublin between LFC Legends and a Republic of Ireland XI raised a total amount of €748,000 for the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust.
This trust’s purpose has been raising funds for Liverpool’s fan Seán Cox, who was victim of an unprovoked attack outside Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-final with AS Roma back in Apris 2018.
In the match held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, nearly 27,000 fans showed up to support Seán as the Special One Football Club Liverpool FC fans and their communities in England and Ireland came together to strongly support Seán and his family.
Today Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore, LFC Foundation director Matt Parish and Joe Blott, chair of the Spirit of Shankly, presented a special cheque to Seán’s wife, Martina Cox, and Stephen Felle, chairman of the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust, the Merseyside club said on its website.
“What happened to Seán was such a terrible tragedy – no football fan should go to a game and suffer what he and his family have endured,” said LFC CEO Moore.
“We have all been touched by what happened and whilst football is still a tribal game, we must come together to try to help in any way we can regardless of club colours.
“The support we have seen from football fans all over the world has shown that this game is special when everyone is united. It was incredible to see so many supporters come together and help support Seán.
“I would like to thank our fans for their unwavering loyalty in supporting this game, and also the Football Association of Ireland and its partners for their generous support in helping us deliver such a magnificent event.”
Martina Cox, Seán’s wife added: “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.
Brilliant show of support to Sean Cox from Liverpool before the game today.
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) April 28, 2018
The Special One Football Club Liverpool FC also supported Seán’s Rehabilitation Trust in October when during the Premier League fixture against Cardiff City volunteers form LFC and Spirit of Shankly presented a bucket collection at Anfield. A tremendous effort to give strength to Seán, who is still fighting against the adversity of a serious illness.