Ireland legends to face Liverpool legends in Sean Cox fundraiser

An Ireland legends XI will face a Liverpool legends XI in aid of the Sean Cox fund.

The match will take place at the Aviva Stadium on April 12th, and there will also be a gala dinner afterwards.

According to the FAI, “Former Reds will line up against an Ireland XI legends team with proceeds raised from the game donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust”.

Full details of the match including ticket information and the players involved will be released in due course.

Sean, a 53-year-old Reds fan from County Meath, was attacked by Roma fans outside Anfield last year, suffering life threatening injuries which left him in a coma.

“Sean has been supporting Liverpool all of his life and to have this match in Dublin in his name will be a special day,” his wife Martina said.
“It’s going to be a very long and slow process for Sean’s recovery and I’d like to thank the overwhelming support Liverpool fans have shown.

“I’d also like to thank the club, players and those former players who will be playing in the match for their continued support. We are also working with LFC on a number of other initiatives that will help to support Sean’s care in the years ahead.”

“We’re all behind Sean and his family,” Liverpool chairman Peter Moore said.
“We hope this unique legends game in Ireland’s capital will be a huge success and help generate vital funds to support Sean’s rehabilitation.

“The solidarity shown from supporters throughout the world for Sean is incredible and we thank everyone for their continued support, including the Football Association of Ireland and its CEO, John Delaney, in helping to arrange this game.”

The Support Seán campaign has raised over €1 million thus far.

Written by david_smith

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