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Everton defender Seamus Coleman has made a massive donation to injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox. The right-back donated €5.000 to the GoFundMe page, set up to support Sean’s rehabilitation. The GoFundMe page is aiming to reach €2million (£1.7m) and is currently sat at just short of €224.000, with €5,000 coming from Reds boss Klopp, who also made the stunning gesture.
Sean suffered life-changing brain injuries back in April when he was attacked by a group of Roma fans outside Anfield ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final with the Serie A side.
“We have to be together”, Seamus Coleman insisted. “I think football is great for sticking together. Rivalries go out the window with stuff like that; you don’t see a crest or a jersey, you see a man who came to support his team and unfortunately it didn’t end too well for him that night”, he added.
“Thankfully there is a fundraising page and I don’t know the ins and outs of how he is but hopefully they can raise some money for him”, Everton’s captain said. “I saw on social media the Liverpool manager had donated some money and saw there was a link to a GoFundMe page”, Coleman revealed.
“I wanted to put my name to it because sometimes that raises more publicity. That’s what the Liverpool manager did. You think ‘Do you put your name towards it or not?’ because you might get people saying, ‘He might have put more money in,’ or whatever”.
“It’s not about Liverpool and Everton, this is about a man who unfortunately was part of something he did not intend to be. I’ve had people in the street, Liverpool fans, stop me and say, ‘Thanks very much’”.