Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman is the latest Premier League name to give money to the Sean Cox fundraiser, per reports in The Independent.
Cox was attacked ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final with Roma in April and the 53-year-old remains in hospital as he continues his recovery. The Irishman was left in a coma when the visiting fan set upon him outside Anfield, leaving his victim with potentially life-changing injuries.
According to The Independent’s report, Coleman insisted: “We have to be together, 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.
“I saw on social media the Liverpool manager had donated some money and saw there was a link to a GoFundMe page. I wanted to put my name to it because sometimes that raises more publicity.”
Since being created on October 4, the GoFundMe page has toppled €222,000 with more than 4,500 donations made.
Coleman has put rivalries aside in an incredibly honourable gesture but will need to rediscover his lack of fondness for Liverpool when his Everton team travel to Anfield for the first Merseyside derby of the season at the start of December.