Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to praise Seamus Coleman, after the Everton defender spoke out on his contributions in helping Reds supporter Sean Cox.
Cox suffered a severe brain injury after he was attacked by a Roma fan before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final tie at Anfield last season.
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The attacker was jailed for three-and-a-half years, and Cox has only been able to leave the hospital twice for brief visits back to his family home.
"I just pictured him leaving Dublin airport, excited to go to a football match, and to think that something like that could happen just touched a spot."@seamiecoleman23 on his support for the #SeanCox charity match ☘
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) April 7, 2019
There will be a fundraising event for the Irishman this Friday night, where an Irish legends team takes on a Liverpool legends team in a bid to raise money for Cox’s care after he leaves the hospital.
Toffees right-back Coleman has been a huge help in helping Cox and his family recover from the incident, twice donating €5,000 to his fundraiser page, whilst Jurgen Klopp has also made a significant donation.
Coleman said: “I just pictured him leaving Dublin airport, excited to go to a football match, and to think that something like that could happen just touched a spot.”
Despite Everton and Liverpool being city rivals and not being too fond of each other, Coleman’s kind words towards a fellow Irishman have been met with praise by Reds supporters on Twitter…
Classy bloke is Seamus. ??????
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) April 7, 2019
Sick of complementing this fella but what a fella and Footballer @seamiecoleman23 is.. Love the fella me ??
— Mark Mc (@MarkmaccaMc) April 7, 2019
A top man is Seamus.
— Ged Rea (@ged0407) April 7, 2019
Top Man well played
— TheBigRedFella (@CarlVanBreemen) April 7, 2019
Brilliant this. Classy man Mr Coleman ?
— Alexander ( Alec ) Gray Jr (@Fabinhohmydays) April 8, 2019
Fair play to @seamuscoleman23. Top man. The game needs more of these type of professionals.
— Richie Wilson (@richiewilson79) April 7, 2019
Seamus Coleman is an absolute gentleman … fair play to him … ?☘??
— TOP OF THE KOPS (@Shafty101) April 8, 2019
Always comes accross as a top bloke. Once seen him having his breakfast at Dobbies in Speke. Massive respect.
— Chris O’hAdmaill ? (@The_Hamster_) April 8, 2019